The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1802

        Abbildungen zu Karl Illiger's Uebersetzung von Olivier's Entomologie oder Naturgeschichte der Insecten mit ihren Gattungs- und Artmerkmalen ihrer Beschreibung und Synonymie. KÄFER.

      Nürnberg, gedruckt auf Kosten des herausgebers, 1802-1803. 2 volumes. 4to (202 x 180mm). pp. (2), iv, 136; (2), 132, with 96 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary black boards, spines with gilt lines and red gilt lettered label. 'Exemplare mit Tafeln ausserordentlich selten' (Horn-Schenkling 16547). Copies with plates are very scarce and Horn & Schenkling only quote the 2 text volumes and Nissen does not mention this German translation of Olivier's 'Entomologie ou histoire naturelle des Insectes...'. The only reference we could find of the number of plates of the German edition is J.W. Hilpert. Zum Andenken an Dr. Jacob Sturm ... und eine Aufzählung seiner literarischen und artistischen Arbeiten. Nuernberg 1849. p. 17. It mentions 96 plates; these were not engraved by Sturm, although the work was being sold by him. The German translation comprises only the first 2 volumes of Olivier's comprehensive work on Coleoptera published in 6 volumes from 1789-1808. Guillaume Antoine Olivier (1756-1814) was one of the greatest of the early French naturalists and an entomologist of high standing. He was a close friend of J.C. Fabricius and a patron of P.A. Latreille. His large collection of beetles (now for the larger part in the Museum at Paris), gathered on journeys through European & Asiatic Turkey, Asia Minor, Persia, Egypt, and various Mediterranean Islands, is described in his famous work.//Provenance: Signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside frontcover and his Japanese monogram on title-pages. Ticket of W. Junk, Berlin on inside front-cover.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 1.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

        Iris Pseudacorus / Iris faux-acore

      Imprimerie de Didot jeune, Paris 1802 - Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Langlois. Very good condition, with the exception of being trimmed at the top edge into image. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's "functional" understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Liliacées from which this work comes. Les Liliacées is one of two Redouté masterworks, the other being Les Roses. These works demonstrate the appropriateness of the accolade "Raphael of Flowers", for one is constantly impressed by the exquisite compositional sense and clarity of vision. More than with any other painter, one sees in Redouté's flowers living, breathing beings at their most beautiful moment. Cf. Nissen BBI 1597; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p 128; cf. Dunthorne p 231; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747; cf. MacPhaeil, Redouteana , 10.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Législation primitive, considérée dans les derniers temps par les seules lumières de la raison, suivie de plusieurs Traités et Discours politiques.

      Le Clere 1802 - Paris, Le Clere, An XI-1802. 3 tomes reliés en 2 vol. in 8 de [4]-352pp.-[4]-408pp., [4]-412pp., reliures en demi chagrin brun à grain long de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés et de minuscules poinçons étoilés, titre doré, dos légèrement frottés, accrocs aux coiffes, rousseurs éparses, tranches finement mouchetées de marron, bon exemplaire. Édition originale. Contient outre le texte ''Législation primitive'', l'une des oeuvres majeures du philosophe, le ''Traité du ministère public'', ''De l'éducation dans la société'' et les ''Discours sur l'état actuel de l'Europe''. Cet essai, qui fut qualifié > par saint-Simon et Comte, est considéré comme l'une des oeuvres fondatrices de l'anthropologie et de la sociologie modernes. Bonald (1754-1840) fut un philosophe et homme politique monarchiste et catholique, chef de file du courant traditionaliste, il s'opposa aux innovations politiques et sociales de la révolution française. Il s'attaqua aux droits de l'homme et au ''Contrat social'' de Rousseau, pronant un retour à la royauté et aux principes de l'église catholique romaine. Il est également l'auteur de: ''Essai analytique sur les lois naturelles de l'ordre social'' (1800), ''Du divorce considéré au XIXème siècle'' (1801), ''Pensées sur divers sujets'' (1817), ''Observations sur un ouvrage de Madame de Staël'' (1818), ''De la chrétienté et du christianisme'' (1825), ''De la famille agricole et de la famille industrielle'' (1826), ''Discours sur la vie de Jésus'' (1834). 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . Paris 10. Thermidor an (13.X.1802). 2 2/3 Seiten 4°. Mit allegorischer Holzschnitt-Vignette im gedruckten Briefkopf. Mit Blindsiegel. Kleiner Einriss durch Öffnen des Siegels; minimal fleckig.. Jean-Antoine Chaptal (1756-1832), französischer Chemiker, chemischer Fabrikant und Staatsmann, revolutionierte die Önologie durch die Zugabe von Zucker zum Most ("Chaptalisation"). - Als Innenminister an den Nationalökonomen und Staatsmann Pierre Louis Roederer (1754-1835), damals Präsident der Section de l'Interieur im Staatsrat ("mon cher collaborateur"), wegen des Budgets für die Pariser Oper, die zu diesem Zeitpunkt von dem Architekten Jacques Cellerier (1742-1814) geleitet wurde. - - "... Je vous invite a prevenir le c[itoye]n Cellerier quil peut se presenter a la caisse pour y percevoir les 6'000ff accordes pour la representation gratuite. - - Vous etes dans l'erreur au sujet des 33'000 ff que vous reclames pour solder les 300'000 ff qui sont dus pour les 2 1ers trimestres. le ministre de la police" (Joseph Fouche) "a paye a ma decharge une portion des deux 1ers mois de l'annee et j'ai paye a la decharge de son ministere pareille somme au prefet de police. - - allors est intervenu un arrete des Consuls qui a prononce que le ministre de l'interieur payeroit seul pour l'opera : et que celui de la police donneroit au prefet de police les sommes qu'il donnoit a l'opera ..."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
 4.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        A Tour, Performed in the Years 1795-6, Through the Taurida, or Crimea, the Ancient Kingdom of Bosphorus, the Once-powerful Republic of Tauric Cherson. Ceded to Russia By the Peace of Kainardgi and Jassy

      Nichols and Son 1802 - 4to. Leather bound. xxiv, 446 pp., [2]. Collated. Bound in contemporary leather. Rebacked and restored. Tight binding. Some rubbing and scuffing to boards and extremities. 6 bands and 5 compartments to spine. Gilt designs in each compartments. Spine label worn. 2 folded maps, 8 woodcut plates of coins, page illustrations and eight plates of engraved coins in great detail. Frontis map with small tear at mid-section crease, entire map reinforced with thin conservation paper; 2nd map in good condition with foxing and small waterstain. Interior pages clean, unmarked with minimal foxing, minor stains and light toning from age. Overall interior in very good condition. Please see our pictures. Guthrie gives an account of her tour along the coast of the Black Sea and Crimea in 1795. Maria Guthrie described her journey to her husband (the book's editor) in a series of letters. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        A Voyage up The Mediterranean in His Majesties Ship The Swiftsure one of the Squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson.with A Description of the Battle of the Nile on the first of August 1798.

      London: Printed by T. Bensley Bolt Court for J. White Horace's Head Fleet Street 1802. - 29.5 by 24.5 cms. xxiii+309 pp. illustrated with 41 acquatint plates after drawings by the author, a folded chart, and an engraved dedication page, marbled endpapers. Half leather, red morocco, and marbled boards six panelled spine divided by gilt lines with gilt title and date. The spine has been professionally relaid, showing a little edge rubbing and shelf wear, internally very tight and bright. A very nice copy of this work. Willyams was a Clergyman serving on board and this is one of the best descriptions of the battle.

      [Bookseller: Saintfield Antiques & Fine Books]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        A Voyage Up the Mediterranean in His Majesty's Ship the Swiftsure, One of the Squadron Under the Command of Rear Admiral Sir Horation Nelson K. B.with a Description of the Battle of the Nile on the First of August 1798

      Printed By T. Bensley for J. White, London 1802 - Collation, xxiii[1]309pp, with engraved dedication pages, folding sepia aquatint chart of the Meditterranean and 41 sepia aquatint plates. Bound in full calf, rebacked retaining the original mottled boards, raised bands, leather title label, gilt dentelle lines on boards, new endpapers. Calf very light rubbed, boards slight bowed. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some occasional light spotting or offsetting. Pages and engraved pales in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in a very good attractive binding. A19 Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        General Zoology or Systematic Natural History. Volume III: AMPHIBIA.

      London, G. Kearsley/ Thomas Davison, 1802. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (230 x 160mm). With 2 engraved titles and 140 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spines a bit crudely rebacked. "Shaw's work best known to herpetologists is the Amphibia section, in two parts (1802 [1801?]) with 140 plates, from the extensive series 'General Zoology...'. This was the first world review of amphibians and reptiles in English" (Adler p. 17).//Nissen IVB, 870.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 8.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

        Portrait, Kniestück, stehend an einem Tisch voller Bücher, Hände aufgestützt auf einen Stuhl, gemalt von F.Tischbein, gestochen von Friedrich Müller Stuttgart, 366 x 270 mm.

      . Nürnberg, bei Johann Frauenholz & Co., 1802, auf 510 x 372 mm.. Selten, unbeschnitten, frischer Abzug von der "1te Original Platte". - Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland, in Berlin, "einer der berühmtesten und verehrtesten Aerzte seiner Zeit, war am 12. August 1762 zu Langensalza in Thüringen geboren ; sein Vater und sein Grossvater waren Leibärzte am Weimar'schen Hofe, auch ein Oheim übte die ärztliche Kunst aus. HUFELAND lebte von seinem dritten Jahre an in Weimar, studirte von 1780 an in Jena und Göttingen und wurde hier 1783 Doctor mit der "Diss. inaug. sistens usum vis electricae in asphyxia experimentis illusratum". Nach Weimar zurückgekehrt, musste er sofort die weit ausgedehnte Praxis des fast erblindeten Vaters übernehmen und lag derselben, die sehr mühevoll war, mit vielem Glücke zehn Jahre lang (bis 1793) ob. Mit den Weimar damals zierenden grossen Geistern, wie Wieland, Herder, Goethe, Schiller hatte er nicht nur Umgang, sondern hatte Gelegenheit, sie als ihr Arzt noch genauer kennen -zu lernen. Sein erster literarischer Versuch war ein Aufsatz: "Mesmer und sein Magnetismus" (Deutscher Mcrcur, 1785), in welchem er das Ungründliche und Unphysische der Sache aufzudecken und Alles auf Sinnestäuschung und selbst Sinnlichkeit zurückzuführen sich bemühte. Sein erstes, 1787 erschienenes Buch war eine Abhandlung "Ueber die Ausrottung der Pocken", in welcher er nach seinen in einer äusserst bösartigen Pockenepidemie zu Weimar gemachten Erfahrungen, die Absonderung, damals das einzig denkbare Schutzmittel, vorschlug; auch war seiner Anregung die Errichtung des ersten Leichenhauses in Weimar zu danken. Gleich in seinen ersten literarischen Arbeiten zeigte sich das Streben HUFELAND's, seine Erfahrungen nicht bloss den Fachkreisen, sondern dem grossen Publicum nutzbar zu machen und gehört HUFELAND zu den hervorragendsten Aerzten Deutschlands, deren Arbeiten auch unter dem Laien-Publicum die weiteste Verbreitung gefunden haben. 1793 wurde er vom Herzog von Weimar nach Jena als Prof. ord. honor. berufen, wo seine Vorlesungen den verdienten Beifall fanden, besonders die Makrobiotik, die er in dem grossen Auditorium vor bis zu 500 Zuhörern öffentlich vortrug. Nachdem er schon im Jahre 1794 durch eine Schrift: "Erinnerungen an alle Mütter, denen die Gesundheit ihrer Kinder am Herzen liegt" , die später, 1799, eine Erweiterung erfuhr : "Guter Rath an Mütter über die wichtigsten Punkte der physischen Erziehung der Kinder in den ersten Jahren", auf die physische Erziehung seine gemeinnützigen Belehrungen ausgedehnt hatte, erschienen im Jahre 1795 seine "Ideen über Pathogenie", 1796 die "Kunst, das menschliche Leben zu verlängern", von der 3. Auflage (1805) an unter dem Titel: "Makrobiotik", eine Schrift, die zahlreiche Auflagen erlebt (8. Aufl. 1860) und in alle europäischen Sprachen übersetzt, eine Verbreitung in der ganzen Welt gefunden hat. Auch der Journalistik sich zuwendend, gab er von 1791 an (bis 1800) die "Neuesten Annalen der französischen Arzneikunde und Wundarzneikunde" heraus, setzte dieselben im Verein mit B. N. G. SCHREGER und J. CHE. F. HARLESS als "Journal der ausländischen medicinischen Literatur" bis 1803 fort, nachdem er 1795 bereits das "Journal der praktischen Arzneikunde und Wundarzneikunst" begonnen hatte, das bis zu seinem Tode, 1836, in 82 Bänden (1809-14 mit K. HIMLY, 1815-18 mit J. CHE. F. HARLESS , seit 1821 mit E. OSANN zusammen herausgegeben) erschien, zu den angesehensten, reichhaltigsten, lehrreichsten medicinischen Zeitschriften in deutscher Sprache gehörte und auch nach seinem Tode noch bis 1844 fortgesetzt wurde. Mit dem Journal verband er seit 1799 eine kritische Zeitschrift: "Bibliothek der praktischen Heilkunde", an die sich seit 1803 eine von FB. L. AUGUSTIN herausgegebene alljährliche, wissenschaftliche Uebersicht der gesammten medicinischen Literatur und der Leistungen in allen Fächern der Heilkunde schloss. - Durch seine Bekämpfung des BROWN'schen Systems (1799), von dem selbst bedeutende Männer, wie JOHANN PETER FRANK, sein Sohn JOSEPH FRANK, EENST HORN u.A., sich hatten einnehmen lassen, wurde er in eine (hauptsächlich von WEIKARD und ROESCHLAUB veranlasste) literarische Fehde verwickelt, die, 10 Jahre lang dauernd, von Seiten der Gegner zum Theil auf das Pöbelhafteste geführt, HUFELAND, dem friedliebendsten Menschen, nicht wenig Kummer und Verdruss verursachte. Kaum hatte EDWARD JENNER (1796) seine segensreiche Entdeckung der Schutz- (Kuh-) Pockenimpfung gemacht, so nahm HUFELAND, als einer der Ersten, den grössten Antheil daran, erklärte die Vaccination als eine der allerwichtigsten Entdeckungen auf dem Gebiete der praktischen Heilkunde, suchte ihr Eingang in Deutschland zu verschaffen, sprach aber zugleich die vollkommen gerechtfertigte Besorgniss aus, dass das Vacciniren nur auf eine Zeit lang den gewünschten Vortheil bringe. - Nachdem er früher mehrere glänzende Berufungen abgelehnt hatte, nahm er einen Ruf nach Berlin, an die Stelle des zu Ende des Jahres 1800 verstorbenen Dr. C. G. SELLE, als königl. Leibarzt, Director des Collegium medico-chirurgicum, erster Arzt der Charite zu treten, mit dem Prädicate eines Geheimen Rathes an und begann mit Eifer im Frühjahr 1801 seine medicinischen Vorlesungen und die klinischen Uebungen im Charitekrankenhause. Allein auch hier wurde er vom Brownianismus verfolgt; denn sein ihm coordinirter College FRITZE war ein wüthender Brownianer, und wurde Demselben später, in der Person des Dr. ERNST HORN, eines der heftigsten jungen Brownianer, ein Gehilfe und Nachfolger gegeben. HUFELAND gab von 1802-1806 jährliche klinische Berichte über den Zustand des Charitekrankenhauses heraus; auch vollendete er in dieser Zeit sein "System der praktischen Heilkunde" (2 Bde., 1800-1805). Er empfahl ferner dringend den allgemeinen Gebrauch lauwarmer Bäder (1801), warnte vor dem verderblichen Missbrauche des Branntweins (1802), gab (1802) Nachricht von dem in Berlin errichteten Impf-Institute, zu dessen Begründung und Förderung durch zweckmässige Verordnungen und Aufmunterungen er wesentlich mitgewirkt hatte, wie er auch (1801) eine "Aufforderung an alle Aerzte Deutschlands in Betreff der Kuhpocken" gerichtet hatte. Er machte weiterhin " Vorschläge zur Einführung bestimmter Medicinalmaasse in allen Haushaltungen (1801), richtete eine "Aufforderung an die Brunnenärzte Deutschlands, besonders Schlesiens" (1802), von Zeit zu Zeit die wichtigsten Erfahrungen über die Wirkung ihrer Brunnen öffentlich mitzutheilen u. s. w. Auch der GALL'schen Schädellehre widmete er eine eingehende Darstellung und Beurtheilung (1805), erklärte sich in demselben Jahre gegen REIL'S Schrift über die Nothwendigkeit der Ausbildung ärztlicher Routiniers und sprach sich in einer Abhandlung (1806) über die Eigenschaften und Pflichten eines guten Arztes, wie er sie auffasste, aus. Nach der Schlacht bei Jena begleitete er die vor den Franzosen flüchtende königliche Familie, bei der er sich des ausgezeichnetsten Vertrauens erfreute, nach der Provinz Preussen und blieb bei derselben in Königsberg, Memel und Tilsit volle drei Jahre, bis zu ihrer Rückkehr nach Berlin, zu Weihnachten 1809. Eine verheerende Typhusepidemie , welche in Folge der Kriegsdrangsale die Provinz überzog und selbst einige Mitglieder der königlichen Familie nicht verschonte, konnte von ihm eingehend studirt und beschrieben werden (1807). Einen Hauptgegenstand der Beschäftigung für ihn während seines Aufenthaltes in Königsberg bildete die mit der neuen Organisation des Staates vorzunehmende Veränderung im Medicinalwesen und die Errichtung der neuen Universität zu Berlin, bei welchen Vorbereitungen er kräftig mitwirkte. Zur Zeit der Rückkehr nach Berlin wollte HUFELAND, der sich, in Folge trauriger Familienverhältnisse und seiner zunehmenden Augenschwäche, in der trübsten Stimmung befand, seinen Abschied nehmen, allein der König genehmigte diesen nicht, sondern stellte ihn so, dass er als Staatsrath beim Medicinal Departement und Leibarzt sich nur der klinischen und consultativen Praxis zu widmen hatt...

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
 9.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Tinted miniature profile engraving of Col. William Duane, 2 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches [plate mark] on a larger sheet (6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches).

      - Miles Saint-Memin and the Neoclassical Profile Portrait in America 277: "Although the engraving was made in 1802, the version with the inscription 'Col. William Duane' must date after 1808, when Duane became a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army; he also held the rank of colonel from 1813 to 1815. Duane helped Benjamin Franklin Bache publish the Philadelphia Aurora, the principal voice of the Jeffersonian Republicans. His paper was responsible for stemming the tide of war against france in the late 1790s and contributed greatly to Thomas Jefferson's election in 1800." Dexter Saint-Memin Collection of Portraits 159. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Plate 174 - Globba Erectal

      Paris 1802 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté A selection from Les Liliacées Stipple engravings with original hand color Paris: 1802-1816 21” x 14” Very light discoloration around edges. Some very light foxing. The unequalled botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté occupies a central position in the development of European flower painting. Redouté had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, a testament to his greatness as an artist. Les Liliacées was Redouté's largest and most ambitious work and is generally considered his masterpiece, arguably rivaled only by Les Roses. Produced under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, for whom Redouté worked as botanical artist at her estate at Malmaison, these pristine examples represent landmark works in the field of flower illustration. The title Les Liliacées is misleading, as the work was of a much broader scope, including representatives of the lily, amaryllis, iris, orchid, and other families. The plates were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method that the artist himself perfected when he was unsatisfied with the effects garnered by traditional copper-plate engraving. As Redouté shrewdly observed, the delicacy and subtle elegance of his compositions could only be captured using a printing method equally fine. The luminosity of stipple engraving is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in miniscule dots, it did not obscure the "light" of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor, so as to conform to the exquisite models Redouté provided. Les Liliacées records the plants of the lily family, and related flowers, that Josephine collected for her gardens at Malmaison. Redouté's small drawings, placed at the bottom of the main illustrations, record the anatomical features of each species so that each flower could be identified with precision and cultivated to perfection. In each illustration, as in his series Les Roses, the flowers are classical "portraits" which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Redoutés's work represents a uniquely harmonious blend of scientific precision and supremely delicate rendering.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Natural History of British Fishes, including scientific and general descriptions of the most interesting species, and an extensive selection of accurately finished coloured plates. Taken entirely from original drawings, purposely made from the specimens in a recent state, and for the most part whilst living.

      London, printed for the author and for F. and C. Rivington, 1802-1808. 5 volumes. 8vo (233 x 142mm). With 120 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary red morocco, gilt spines, covers with gilt borders (skilful repair to hinges). First edition of one of the finest works on fishes. " ... the paint is laid on so thickly that it is frequently impossible to see the engraved lines underneath. The already rich colouring is heightened by the addition of burnished highlights, albumen overglazes and metallic paints to give an overall effect reminiscent of the work of a miniaturist. Surprisingly, these techniques were often combined to produce a very pleasing and delicate effect: the multiple ruses of the colourist triumph over the draughtsman's numerous failures. Donovan overreached himself and died penniless ..." (Dance, 'Art of natural History' p. 87). /Edward Donovan (1768-1837) was a Anglo-Irish naturalist and the author of a number of important natural history works which stand out for their perfection of execution. Best known are probably his publications of the insects of China and India. He was a Fellow of the Linnaean Society and the Wernerian Natural History Society. //Nissen ZBI, 1141; Dean I, 330.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 12.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

        HISHU NAGASAKI (NO) ZU. (Plan of Nagasaki, Hizen province).

      Nagasaki, Bunkindo, 1802.Tinted woodcut plan of the harbour and city of Nagasaki, with large legenda (skilfully mounted on Japanese paper). Ca. 60 x 85 cm (incl. margins).* A fine large bird's-eye view of Nagasaki with mountainous landscape in the background and Chinese junks and two Dutch ships in the harbour, with the artificial island of Deshima in the centre. The Japanese text gives the distance from Nagasaki to other countries and cities. - Fine.Mody plate 37; Cf. Higuchi 367; KOMO-jin, Roodharige vreemdelingen op Deshima, 12.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
 13.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

        Diccionario de Arquitectura Civil.

      - M., Viuda de Ibarra, 1802, 23,5 x 16,5 cm., plena piel de época, 4 h. incluso portada + 131 págs. ARQUITECTURA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
 14.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Catalogue of Five Hundred Celebrated Authors of Great Britain, Now Living

      Printed for R. Faulder J. Sewel and B. Law. First edition.. Edges a little rubbed; very good copy.. NCBEL II, 1802. 8vo, later brown quarter calf, contemporary marbled paper boards, maroon morocco label, gilt lettering. An anonymously compiled alphabetical biographical dictionary of writers, including, among other worthies, Mrs Barbauld, James Beattie, Jeremy Bentham, James Boswell, Edmund Burke, Charles Burney, Robert Burns, George Crabbe, William Godwin, Thomas Holcroft, Harriet and Sophia Lee, Catherine Macaulay, Hannah More, Thomas Paine (?A celebrated character in the United States of America?), Hester Lynch Piozzi, Joseph Priestley, Anna Seward, R. B. Sheridan, Adam Smith, Charlotte Smith, Horace Walpole, John Wesley, and Helen Maria Williams. Little is recorded about the compiler other than that he flourished in the 1780s. Bookplate of Lord Walsingham on the front paste-down.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Wien], 13. März 1802.. 2 ½ SS. 4to. Kleinere Rand- und Faltenschäden.. Aus seiner Zeit als Kustos der kaiserlichen Bibliothek in Wien an den englischen Diplomaten John Spencer Smith, den er bittet, sich bei dem Außenminister Graf Cobenzl für den Privatsekretär des verstorbenen kaiserlichen Gesandten bei der Hohen Pforte, Peter Philipp Frhn. von Herbert-Rathkeal, - den Schwiegervater des Adressaten - zu verwenden. Der junge Mann Broenner, habe seine Karriere dem Dienst für seinen Herrn geopfert und sei nun völlig auf sich gestellt. &quote;[ ] A present l'unique protecteur du pauvre Broenner etant mort, il est a craindre que ce malheureux jeune homme sera tout-a-fait abandonne, si M. le C. de Coblenzl ne le prend pas sous une protection speciale. Il ne peut [ ] rester a Constantinople [ ]; il faudroit lui faire avoir ice une place de ce qu'ils appelent Concipiste de Cour [ ]&quote;. - Auf der vierten Seite Notizen von fremder Hand (des Empfängers?), überschrieben &quote;Memoranda for Munich&quote;.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
 16.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


      Paris: Dentu, Imprimeur - Libraire, 1802 Volume I: cxxx, 302 pages, plus six plates. Volume II: xxii, 438 pages with index, plus errata page to volume I. Each volume bound in half leather marbled paper covered boards. From the library of Robert L. Usinger with his bookplates fixed to the front paste-down endpapers. Usinger (1912-1968) served on the faculty in the Department of Entomology at the University of California at Berkeley from 1946 until his untimely death in 1968. Spots of foxing throughout both volumes. Professionally rebacked with original leather spines pressed on. A handsome, about very good set. . First edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Lorimon, ou l'homme tel qu'il est. Denneville, ou l'homme tel qu'il devrait être.

      Chez Testu , chez Patris et Gilbert 1802 - - Chez Testu , chez Patris et Gilbert, A Paris 1802, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (13x20,5cm), relié. - Nouvelle édition. Bien que les éditeurs soient différents pour les deux oeuvres, on trouve une note à la fin de Lorimont annonçant la publication prochaine de Denneville. Les 2 éditions étant semblables en tous points, l'entreprise éditoriale a simplement été reprise par un suiveur, le premier éditeur ayant peut-être fait faillite. Lorimont est illustré d'un frontispice et de 6 figures gravées par Ruotte. Denneville est lui-même illustré d'un frontispice et de 6 figures non signées. On remarquera que l'auteur des gravures n'est pas le même pour les deux oeuvres, alors que le style des gravures de Lorimont est plutôt fin XVIIIe, celui de Denneville est typique de l'Empire (les costumes, les postures et les décors sont intéressants). La publication de Lorimon est forcément antérieur à 1802. Lorimon est suivi d'une nouvelle : Miss Henriette, ou l'anecdote du jour. Pleine Basane glacée et marbrée Empire bicolore. Dos lisse en maroquin à longs grains rouge orné de roulettes filets et fers avec pièces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin chocolat. Plats marbrés bruns avec 2 roulettes d'encadrement originales. Très belle reliure Empire, à la fois élégante et riche. Mors frottés, quelques frottis. Belle série décorative.On lit, dans le discours préliminaire de Denneville : 'Lorimon nous montre la créature humaine dans toutes ses défectuosites [.], et ici, elle nous est exposée sous des traits qui la font estimer, aimer. Les deux romans offrant deux biographies sont des romans moraux, ils sont suivis de notes qui sont autant d'interrogations philosophiques et morales et que l'auteur considérait comme tout aussi importantes que la narration. Baculard d'Arnaud (1718-1805) fut un écrivain français de la fin du XVIIIe qui eut un succès certain. Ses débuts furent remarqués par Voltaire, qui le soutint même de ses deniers, il pratiqua ce qu'il nomme lui-même le 'genre sombre'. A présent que les critiques voient plus large que par le passé, son oeuvre ne cesse de prendre de l'importance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 18.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Cottonian Library, deposited in the British Museum. ANTHONY WAGNER'S COPY

      Printed by Luke Hansard at Great Turnstile Lincoln's Inn Fields 1802 - Folio, First Edition, on laid paper, some minor spotting (mainly marginal) and some light offsetting in the text; mid-nineteenth century half calf, marbled boards with some shelf-scuffing to paper surfaces, sprinkled edges, back tooled in gilt and blind with five raised bands, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, clean copy. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE LIBRARY OF SIR ANTHONY WAGNER, ARGUABLY THE TWENTIETH CENTURY'S MOST EMINENT GARTER KING OF ARMS. ITS BEARS HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION 'Anthony R. Wagner, Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms, 4 Oct 1933' ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. In the late eighteenth century, the BM thoroughly revised the previous Cottonian catalogue (Smith, 1696) under the principal editorship of Planta. The mammoth revision was completed in 1800 and published on the instructions of the Royal Commission on public records. It remains the best published catalogue. Joseph Planta (1744-1827) succeeded his father as assistant librarian at the BM in 1773, was promoted to Keeper of Manuscripts in 1776 and finally to Principal Librarian from 1799-1827. See CDNB: III, 1397. Interestingly the printer, Luke Hansard, began printing the 'House of Commons Journal' in 1774; it is commonly known as 'Hansard' to this day. A SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY. Gross/Graves, 994. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Beschreibung und Geschichte der neuesten und vorzüglichsten Instrumente und Kunstwerke für Liebhaber und Künstler in Rücksicht ihrer mechanischen Anwendung, nebst den dahin einschlagenden Hülfswissenschaften.

      Zittau und Leipzig, Johann David Schöps, 1796-1802. - 6 Teile (7-12 von 12) in 1 Band. IV, 5-160 SS. 142 SS., 2 gefalt. Tabellen (paginiert 143-144), (2) SS. 198, (2) SS. 142 SS. 206, (2) SS. VI, 158, (12) SS. Mit zus. 28 mehrf. gefalt. gest. Tafeln. Marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit mit doppeltem goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung. Gr.-8vo. Teile 7-12 der 12teiligen Reihe, zu Wasserhähnen, Blitzableitern, Bohr- und Dampfmaschinen, Feuerspritzen und -löschern, mechanischen und optischen Instrumenten, Windmühlen, verschiedenen Meßinstrumenten, zum Perpetuum mobile uvm. Mit zahlreichen Beiträgen. - Teils minimal braunfleckig; insgesamt sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar in dekorativem Einband. Poggendorff I, 869 (kennt nur Teile 1-6). Engelmann I, 115. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Description de l'Egypte : ANTINOE. Vue du portique du théâtre (vol. IV pl. 55)

      Imprimerie Impériale 1802 - - Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1802-1830, 70 X 51,5 cm, une feuille. - Gravure originale in plano extraite de l''Edition Impériale' de la Description de l'Egypte ou Recueil des observations et recherches faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition française, publié par les ordres de Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand. Réalisée entre 1802 et 1830, elle fut tirée à 1000 exemplaires offerts aux institutions. Papier vergé au filigrane 'Egypte ancienne et moderne' visible par transparence, protégé par une serpente. Magnifique vue romantique des ruines du portique du théâtre romain d'Antinoë, ville fondée par l'empereur Hadrien en 132 ap. JC sur la rive droite du Nil en moyenne Egypte. On y aperçoit les officiers de l'armée française examinant les vestiges en compagnie de la population locale. Le théâtre a été presque complètement déparementé, il ne dresse plus que deux colonnes complètes d'ordre corinthien et des pilastres encore coiffés de leurs chapiteaux. Au-delà, on aperçoit la palmeraie au bord du Nil et les collines de ruines qui font la particularité du site d'Antinoë. Infimes rousseurs marginales n'affectant pas du tout la planche, sinon excellent état de fraîcheur et de conservation. La monumentale première édition de la Description de l'Egypte en 13 volumes comportait 892 planches dont 72 coloriées, parmi lesquelles 9 volumes concernaient l'Antiquité. Les autres volumes traitaient de l'Histoire Naturelle et de l'Egypte moderne car Napoléon Bonaparte avait emmené avec lui une commission de savants de toutes disciplines si bien que, disait-on, dans sa description était emmagasiné 'le plus riche musée de l'Univers'. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé en partie par la baron Dominique Vivant-Denon avant que ce dernier soit nommé directeur général du Musée Napoléon au Louvre. Plus de 80 artistes et 400 graveurs furent engagés pour ce projet titanesque. Les dimensions des planches exceptionnellement grandes nécessitèrent la création d'une presse spéciale et d'un meuble spécifique pour les conserver.! [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Natural History of British Fishes, Including Scientific and General Descriptions of the Most Interesting Species and an Extensive Selection of Accurately Finished Coloured Plates, 5 Volumes

      F. And C. Rivington, Bye and Law, London 1802 - Book. 8vo - over 7¾. 5 volumes, 120 handcolored plates, each 10 by 6 inches, all of brilliant luster yielded by the metallic paint availed. Bound in lush green full modern morocco. Ex-lib, with very light stamp of Mercantile Library of New York on plates, not affecting illustration per se but sometimes close to picture of fish. Also slightly larger stamp on title page and here and there on description or text pages. Some scattered soilage throughout in addition, but never to a disconcerting level. Pages are quite age toned. Volume One has a few small tape repairs to preliminary pages. All volumes are tight. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Kst.- Karte, v. Fr. Akrel n. Gustav Klint, "Karta öfver Gibraltars Sund .. 1802".

      . dat. 1802, 63 x 96. Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, Bd. 3, S. 41. Gustav Klint ( 1771 - 1840 ), Hydrograph in Stockholm. Er war Hrsg. des Sveriges Sjö Atlas ( 1795 - 1820! ). - Seltene Karte! Der Titel befindet sich rechts oben. Mit drei Nebenkarten a) "Gibraltars Bay" b) "Redden vid Cadiz" und c) "Kusten vid Malaga" Die Karte zeigt die Meerenge von Gibraltar mit Südportugal ( Algarve ) und Südspanien, sowie die Nordküste von Tunesien und Marokko.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 23.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Quatuor monumenta aenea e terra in Suecia eruta, tabulis aereis et brevi commentatione illustrata. Accessere nonnulla de litteratura cufica. + Tilläggning till en år 1802 utgifven latinsk afhandling, kallad Quatuor monumenta aenea.

      1802 - Stockholm, J. A. Carlbohm, 1802. 8:o. (6),71,(1) pp. & 4 engraved plates. Engraved pictures of coins on the titleleaf, pp. 56 and 71. + Stockholm, H. A. Nordström, 1816. 8:o. 8 pp. Sewn as issued in somewhat worn blue marbled wrappers. Unopened. Minor stains on wrappers and spine with small superficial losses of paper. Nice copy on writing paper. L. F. Rääf's bookplate. Hesse Svensk numismatisk bibliografi 0883-84. Both works describes archeological findings just south of Stockholm consisting of two pots with lids encircled by "spiral-rings". The Director-General of the National Heritage Board and Secretary to the Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Jonas Hallenberg (1748-1834), was a historian in the spirit of Voltaire. His vast production includes several works on numismatics. As a numismatist, he became famous for his research on Arabian coins. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
 24.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Miscellaneous Dramas. A Collection of 7 Plays

      London : Richard Phillips, etc; Various Publishers 1802 - Octavo. Bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt lettering on spine. Gilt tooling on spine and board extremities. Speckled page ends. Good binding and cover. Bound by the King of Hanover, Ernest August I. Library stamp of Ernest August with Coat of Arms of Hanover on reverse of title page. Creasing to spine. Tear at head of spine. Hinge crack at the end of Humours of Whist. Humours of Whist lacking Epilogue (p. 57-60). Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Titles of the plays bound in this volume are: A tale of mystery : a melo-drame, by Thomas Holcroft, 1802The country wife : an entertainment in two acts, by William Wycherley; John Lee; Moliere, 1786 The humours of whist. A dramatic satire as acted every day at White's and other coffee-houses and assemblies, by Anon., 1743The enchanted wood : a legendary drama in three acts, by Mr. Francis, 1792Courage rewarded ; or the English volunteer. A political drama, by A.L.G., 1798Ivanhoe!, or, the Jewess : a chivalric play in three acts, by W T Moncrieff, 1820Fire and frost; a comic drama, in five acts, by Mr. Pratt, 1805.Ernest Augustus I was King of Hanover from 20 June 1837 until his death in 1851. He was the fifth son and eighth child of George III, who reigned in both the United Kingdom and Hanover. After his brother, William IV's death, his niece became Victoria I of England and he ascended to the throne of Hanover.In early May 1743, just 6 months after the first edition of Hoyles "A Short Treatise on Whist" was pubished, the anonymous play The Humours of Whist was published, obviously satirizing Hoyle and the contemporary mania for gaming. Less obviously, the play satirizes the battle between the pirates and the publisher. The long title of the play is The Humours of Whist. A Dramatic Satire, as Acted every Day at White's and other Coffee-Houses and Assemblies. The play was never performed?but all the behavior being satirized must have been evident every day at the coffee houses where gaming took place. This is an early and rare pamphlet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Hemerocallis Japponica

      Les Liliacees., 1802-1816.. Stipple engraving. Original colour. In fine condition. Size: 33 x 51 cm. Pierre Joseph Redoute was born in Belgium, he became a favored artist at the court of France, patronized by kings from Louis XVI to Louis-Philippe.His delicate illustrations were not only framed as pictures but also used for China.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Kaempferia Longa. Kempferie Longue

      Les Liliacees., 1802-1816.. Plate 49. Stipple engraving. Original colour. In excellent condition. Mounted size 53.5 x 72cm. Size: 34 x 52 cm. (13½ x 20½ inches). Pierre Joseph Redoute was born in Belgium, he became a favored artist at the court of France, patronized by kings from Louis XVI to Louis-Philippe. His delicate illustrations were not only framed as pictures but also applied to china. Engraved by de Guoy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Helonias Bullata. Helonias Rose

      Les Liliacees., 1802-1816.. Stipple engraving. Original colour. In fine condition. Mounted size 53.5 x 72cm. Size: 34 x 52 cm. (13½ x 20½ inches). Pierre Joseph Redoute was born in Belgium, he became a favored artist at the court of France, patronized by kings from Louis XVI to Louis-Philippe. His delicate illustrations were not only framed as pictures but also applied to china.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        [Op. 29]. Quintetto Pour 2 Violons, 2 Altos et Violoncelle [Subtitle]: composé et dédié à Monsieur le Comte Maurice de Fries... Oeuv. 29. [Set of parts]

      Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 94]. [December 1802]. Folio. Unbound, as issued. Preserved in a modern full dark green cloth folder with black leather label gilt to spine. [1] (title), 2-13; 9; 8; 8; 8 pp. Engraved. Early signature to title. Slightly browned throughout; repairs to spine of first violin part with slight paper loss. . First Edition. Rare. Kinsky-Halm, p. 71. Hirsch IV, 267. Dorfmüller-Weinhold, p. 211. Hoboken 2, 153. "Between the Op. 18 Quartets and those of Op. 59 lie about six or seven years and the 'Eroica.' A whole world, in Beethoven's terms... The bridge between the two worlds is built of works other than quartets, and the only piece of chamber music for strings belonging to this interim stage is the splendid Quintet in C, Op. 29 (with two violas), which lies nearer to the first than to the second period. This work, which may be in some ways regarded as a crown to Op. 18, is still shamefully neglected. As a whole it has greater breadth and economy of line than even the F major Quartet, Op. 18, No. 1... Although there is a sufficiency of accomplished five-part writing and one gets the strong impression for much of the time that the quintet is... an enriched quartet, Beethoven contrives also to create from time to time an almost orchestral richness and weight, especially in the vividly resourceful 'storm finale." Arnold and Fortune, eds.: The Beethoven Reader, p. 251.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
 29.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      Dublin: Printed for J. Moore, 1802.. [12],[ix]-xxiv,[4],356pp. Quarto. Handsomely bound in recent three quarter calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt label. Title creased at top edge, with old ownership signature effaced and later 19th century gift inscription, shallow chips to blank fore-margin of first four leaves, some foxing and a fluctuating light tide mark in gutters and margins; still, a good, sound copy. First edition, second issue, consisting of the sheets from the original edition of 1781 printed by Graisberry for the author (including the original list of subscribers), equipped with a cancel title leaf, as well as the new tables of interest occupying pp. 320 to 356. ESTC locates only eight copies of the 1781 issue (three in North America), under the title, THE GENERAL EXCHANGER ..., and OCLC/Worldcat locates a single example of this issue, at Columbia. Not in Black, Kress (or supplements), or Goldsmiths. Scarce. ESTC N4639 (1781 issue). BRADSHAW 2157 (1781 issue).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 30.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Eigenh. Album von Blumenaquarellen.

      Wohl Meiningen, um 1802. - 20 Blumenzeichnungen auf 38 Bll., davon 4 in schwarzem Buntstift, 12 farbig aquarelliert und 4 Vorzeichnungen in Bleistift und Tusche; außerdem eine ankolorierte schematische Zeichnung geometrischer Figuren. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit. 8vo. Schöne Folge von Blumenzeichnungen und -aquarellen, teils hs. beschriftet ("Primula cortusoides", "Cistus creticus", "Ipomea hederacea", "Ixia aristata, var. atropurpurea"). Am vorderen Innendeckel eigenh. in Tinte betitelt "Blumen theils schwarz theils gemahlt"; darüber der eigenh. Namenszug in Bleistift: "Adelheid". Einige Zeichnungen mit verblasster Datierung, teils etwas angeschnitten (wohl als 1802 zu lesen, wonach die Zeichnerin knapp zehn Jahre alt war). Adelheid war das erste Kind von Herzog Georg I. von Sachsen-Meiningen und dessen Gemahlin Louise Eleonore von Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1794 wurde Adelheids Schwester Ida geboren, 1800 ihr Bruder und Thronfolger Bernhard). 1803, als Adelheid elf Jahre alt war, starb ihr Vater; Louise Eleonore übernahm die Regentschaft. Adelheid "erhielt eine umfassende und vorzügliche Ausbildung, sprach mehrere Fremdsprachen und zeigte sich an Literatur, Musik und Malerei interessiert" (Wikipedia). 1818 heiratete sie den englischen Prinzen William (1765-1837), später als William IV. der letzte englische König aus dem Hause Hannover. Die australische Stadt Adelaide ist nach ihr benannt. - Aus einer Nachlaßsammlung des Hauses Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 31.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


      London: Printed for T. Hurst , 1802. [ca. 1802] 40 p., [1] plate; 12mo. Recently re-bound in half leather with grey paper boards. Gilt decorated spine and title label. Paper repair along gutter to title page and final leaf of text. A very good copy of a rare book. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, IOBA]
 32.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      - Paris, Deterville (impr. Guilleminet), 1802, 8x13.5, six volumes. Reliure en demi basane. Dos lisse orné de motifs dorés. Pièce de titre et de tomaison sur maroquin vert. Illustré de 6 figures (en frontispice de chaque volume). Déchirure au mors du tome I et VI, mais ouvrage solide et de jolie présentation. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Museum d'Histoire Naturelle: Annales volumes 1-21 (AND) Nouvelles Annales volumes 1-4 (AND) Mémoires volumes 1-20 (AND) Archives volumes 1-10 (AND) Nouvelles Archives Series I volumes 1-10; Series II volumes 1-10; Series III volumes 1-9

      Paris, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, 1802-1897. 4to. 2,048 copper engravings and lithographed plates of which many double-sized or larger, and/or hand-coloured or in chromolithography, and seven portraits. Contemporary uniform marbled boards with morocco labels on the spines in different colours for the different series; original printed wrappers of several issues bound in (Annales, Mémoires, Nouvelle Annales), and near contemporary uniform cloth bindings with red morocco labels (Archives and Nouvelles Archives, first series), and original printed wrappers (last two series of the Nouvelles Archives). * Very rare set, seldom seen complete, of the most important scientific natural history journal published in France during the 19th century. There are in total 84 volumes in 4to with over 2,000 engraved and lithographed plates, of which over 250 are hand-coloured or in chromolithography. This work contains the contributions of all the famous French naturalists of the 19th century, in many cases the first publication(s) of these authors, or at least in their first editions, and often their most important research and results. In the Annales, for instance, Cuvier published his important series on molluscan anatomy, while his rival Lamarck contributed with his monograph of the fossil shells of the Paris Basin. Ornithology is well-represented. For instance: De Blainville, le Dodo, autrement Dronte (Didus ineptus L.) with four lithographed plates one being a beautiful hand-coloured head of the dodo by G. de Bièrre. Another important "first" is Geoffroy St-Hilaire's "Descriptions des Mammifères nouveaux ou imparfaitement connus: famille des Singes" with eight lithographed plates of which two are coloured, one of which is the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes L.) and appears to be the first monograph, antedating that of Owen by seven years. A herpetological; treasure is De Blainville's "Description de quelques espèces de reptiles de la Californie". Throughout all series there is also much on entomology, and more on conchology/malacology, including palaeontology, ichthyology and studies on crustaceans. Authors included are Cuvier, Valenciennes, Audouin, Lamarck, Becquerel, H. and A. Milne-Edwards, Brongniart, Jussieu, Tulasne, De Serres, Duméril, Thouin, Deleuze, Fourcroy, Vauquelin a.o. Among the entomological titles we find, e.g., the following works by Lyonet: "Anatomie de différentes especes d'insectes" (a long series, with plates by W. de Haan), Lacordaire's "Essai sur les coléoptères de la Guyane Française", an illustrated paper by Boisduval on Macrolepidoptera from Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion, inaptly titled "Considérations générales"; Audouin and Brullé's "Description des espèces nouvelles ou peu connues de la famille des cicindelètes", with nice large hand-coloured plates, Raffray's "Coléoptères de la famille des paussides"; Paul Gervais' paper titled "remarques sur la famille des scorpions et description de plusiers espèces nouvelles de la collection du Muséum", and more. Père David, first westerner to see the deer named after him and the giant panda, published his travel diaries in the Nouvelles Archives, with many zoological observations, and this came with a string of papers by Vaillant, Sauvage, Heude, and others on the specimens of birds, fish, molluscs and other animals he collected. Over the years many papers included in this series have been sold separately for considerable prices. In all it can be stated that these publications by the natural history museum of Paris do not only contain a great deal of zoological, palaeontological, geological and (bio)chemical observations and discoveries, but also provided a platform for many new ideas and concepts about how the natural world is organized and how it is developing. Some rubbing to boards, and especially to spine ends. Ten parts of the Nouvelles Archives with renewed spine, a few text parts with brittle edges (and, however, very wide margins), a few text sections and plates spotted or age-toned, but much less so than usual; a few sections, including plates with some offsetting (more obtrusive in a few sections of the Mémoires), some minor creasing, a few captions shaved and some minor, usually marginal dampstaining. See the collation for a detailed list of irregularities, including reversals of plate orders including plate 5 of Nouvelles Archives volume 4 perhaps being issued later and here bound in volume 5. In all a very impressive, and complete set. Nissen ZBI, 4551, 4552, 4560, 4561, 4677.(Postage on this item might be more than indicated, please inquire)

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Bildnis Napoleons mit einer Miniaturdarstellung der Schlacht bei Marengo

      1802. Grau patinierter Bleiguss, signiert und datiert, Durchmesser: 7 cm..

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
 35.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Bibliographia Poetica: A Catalogue of Engleish [sic] Poets, of the Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Centuries, With a Short Account of Their Works.

      C. Roworth, London 1802 - 12mo. Modern brown cloth rebind with burgundy leather spine label. 407pp. Very good. Modern binding of course fine and pristine; some age toning about the edges of the title page; original text block clean and quite handsome. First edition. Ritson (1752-1803) was an eccentric but highly-regarded English antiquarian whose many collections of early texts includes such volumes as "A Select Collection of English Songs" (1783) and "Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution" (1792), "Robin Hood: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw" (1795). This unique copy of "Bibliographia Poetica" belonged to the American poet, editor and essayist JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL (1819-91), with his signature and the year "1843" boldly penned in brown ink at the top of the title page. Lowell makes three interesting editorial comments in the margins. On page 157, in a discussion of George Chapman, Lowell brackets the text "9. 'Justification of a strange action of Nero in burying with a solemn funerall one of the cast hayres of his mistresse Poppaea,' 1629. 4to. 10. 'A just reproofe of Juvenall,' 1629. 4to." -- and pens in "These are one Work. Vide 'Poetical Decameron' Vol1, p60" in his miniscule but neat hand. On page 242, Lowell pencils an asterick alongside the name John Higins, and at the bottom of this page notes, "He says at the end of the story of Mempricius that he was not yet thirty in 1575." And last on page 299, alongside the text "PHILLIP JOHN wrote and publish'd 'A rare and strange historicall bouell of Cleomenes and Sophonisba, surnamed Juliet; very pleasant to reade:' printed by Hugh Jackson, 1577, 8vo," Lowell neatly pens, "This Phillip also published 'The Life & Death of Sr Phillip Sidney, late Lord Governour of Flushing: His funeralls Solemnized in Paule's Church where he lyeth interred: with the whole order of the mournfull shewe as they marched through the citie of London on Thursday the 16 of February 1587. At London printed by Robt Waldegrave re 1587' Vide Collier's Poetical Decameron Vol 11. p. 50." Intriguing to note Lowell's attention to detail and the depth of his bibliographical expertise. In his 1870 book "Among My Books," Lowell writes, "From the two centuries between 1400 and 1600 the indefatigable Ritson in his Bibliographia Poetica has made us a catalogue of some six hundred English poets, or, more properly, verse-makers. Ninety-nine in a hundred of them are mere names, most of them no more than shadows of names, some of them mere initials. Nor can it be said of them that their works have perished because they were written in an obsolete dialect; for it is the poem that keeps the language alive, and not the language that buoys up the poem. The revival of letters, as it is called, was at first the revival of ancient letters, which, while it made men pedants, could do very little toward making them poets, much less toward making them original writers." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Iris Pallida

      Paris: Imprimerie de Didot jeune, 1802. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Liliacées from which this work comes. Les Liliacées is one of two Redouté masterworks, the other being Les Roses . These works demonstrate the appropriateness of the accolade "Raphael of Flowers", for one is constantly impressed by the exquisite compositional sense and clarity of vision. More than with any other painter, one sees in Redouté's flowers living, breathing beings at their most beautiful moment. Cf. Nissen BBI 1597; cf.Great Flower Books (1990), p 128; cf. Dunthorne p 231; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747; cf. MacPhaeil, Redouteana, 10. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Langlois jeune.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Linodorum Tankenvillae

      Paris: Didot Jeune,, 1802-1816.. Mounted size 53.5 x 73cm Stipple engraving. Original colour. In fine condition. Pierre Joseph Redoute was born in Belgium, he became a favored artist at the court of France, patronized by kings from Louis XVI to Louis-Philippe.His delicate illustrations were not only framed as pictures but also used for China. Engraved by Lemercier. Les Liliacees.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A Voyage up the Mediterranean in His Majesty's Ship the Swiftsure, one of the squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, K.B., now Viscount and Baron Nelson of the Nile, and Duke of Bronte in Sicily. With a Description of the Battle of the Nile on the First of August 1798, and a detail of events that occurred subsequent to the battle in various parts of the Mediterranean.

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for J. White, 1802. - Quarto (297 x 240 mm). Modern dark blue half morocco, marbled boards, raised bands to spine, titles to spine gilt, floral decorations to compartments gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Joints, corners, and tail of spine very gently rubbed, light offsetting from plates throughout, occasional small nicks and chips to margins of text block. An excellent copy. With etched dedication page by Thomas Girtin, 40 aquatints signed J. C. Stadler, all but one after drawings by the author, occasional woodcut tailpieces, one double-paged map, and one plan detailing the battle of the Nile. First edition of this richly illustrated first-hand account of the Battle of the Nile. Cooper Willyams (1762–1816), topographer and artist, was ordained in 1784. In 1797, he became domestic chaplain to the earl of St Vincent before he, a year later, began serving as chaplain of HMS Swiftsure, captained by Benjamin Hallowell. Willyams was on board the Swiftsure during the Nile battle and "his account, full of engravings from his own drawings contained 'the first, the most particular, and the most authentic account of the battle'" (ODNB). Abbey Travel 196; Blackmer 1813; Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.335; Prideaux, p.223.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Moroea Iridoides. Moree fausse Iris

      Les Liliacees., 1802-1816. Plate 45. Stipple engraving. Original colour. In fine condition. Size: 34 x 52 cm. (13½ x 20½ inches). Beautiful engraving of the whole plant, from flowering head to root, flanked by smaller uncoloured depictions of seed, seed pod and flower parts. The Belgian, Pierre Joseph Redoute, 'Raphael of flowers', was patronized at the French court by Marie Antoinette, and after the revolution by Napoleon and Josephine. He was a master at the delicate art of stipple engraving. These original prints are much sought after and the designs often applied to china. Engraved by Allais.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.