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        Auf dreyßigjährige Erfahrung sich gründender praktischer Unterricht der ganzen Landwirthschaft zur Belehrung nicht nur für Anfänger in der Oekonomie, sondern auch für unerfahrene Landwirthe. Dritter Band: Erste bis Dritte Abteilung., 1. Die Pferdezucht: Eine durch dreyzigjährige Erfahrung geprüfte Belehrung für unerfahrene Landwirthe. 2. Die Schweinezucht nebst Unterricht vom Federvieh, in der Bierbraueren, Ziegelbrenneren, Kalt- und Schnapsbrennen. 3. Die Branteweinbrenneren.

      Leipzig. Wilhelm Rein, 1802 - IV, 290 S. + IV, 230 S. + IV, 218 S. pp. Buchrücken fehlt. Einbd. berieben/lichtrandig. Stempel auf Titelei. Seiten teilw. stockfleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 530

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: T. Cadell Jun. And W. Davies, 1802. Twelve volumes - Volume One - ; Volume Two - xv, [1], 496pp; Volume Three - viii, 412pp; Volume Four - viii, 443pp, [1]; Volume Five - vii, [1], 432pp; Volume Six - viii, 420pp; Volume Seven - viii, 424pp; Volume Eight - xii, viii, 375pp, [1]; Volume Nine - xii, 502pp; Volume Ten - xii, 385pp, [1]; Volume Eleven - xii, 460pp and Volume Twelve - xv, [1], 432pp, [96]. Uniform, slightly later half calf, smooth back, divided into four unequal panels by triple fillet rules, second panel with gilt title and volume number, third larger panel with blind triple fillet bordering a semi-circle roll with triangular corner pieces enclosing a central roundel with flower heads above and below, remaining panels with central roundel and leafy stems and a small scalloped tool repeated separated by a triple fillet all in gilt, marbled paper to sides and all edges marbled. Externally very good, with only very minor rubbing to extremities. Internally generally good, some occasional light browning and foxing, very occasionally heavier. Small worm track to margin of last few pages of volume ten, volume one has an ink stain to gutter throughout, small initially, but getting larger towards the end of the volume, with the last fifty or so pages with an associated split where the paper has become brittle, though not affecting text. Previous owner's armorial bookplate to front pastedowns, (William Miles - of Dixfield House, Exeter). With portrait frontispiece and two large folding maps. Despite the problem with volume one, a handsome set of Gibbon's classic. Norton 40. Reprint. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. 8vo.

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        Report Of The Case John Dorrance Against Arthur Fenner, Tried at

      1802. [Trial]. [Body Snatching]. Dorrance, John [1747-1813], Plaintiff. Report Of The Case John Dorrance Against Arthur Fenner, Tried at the December Term, of the Court of Common Pleas, In the County of Providence, A.D. 1801. To Which are Added, The Proceedings of the Case of Arthur Fenner vs. John Dorrance, Carefully Compiled from Notes Correctly Taken by Several Gentlemen Who Were Present During the Whole Course of the Trial. Providence: Printed by Bennett Wheeler, 1802. iv, 116 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into nineteenth-century three-quarter morocco over marbled boards. Spine and corners worn but sound, hinges starting. Light browning and occasional faint dampspotting to text, internally clean. * First edition. A bizarre case involving a suit and counter suit between a justice of the Court of Common Pleas (Dorrance) and the Governor of Rhode Island (Fenner), who libeled Dorrance with a charge that he exchanged the body of a suicide left in his care to one Dr. Pardon Bowen for a one beaver hat, which Dorrance "had the impudence to wear ... while ... officiating as moderator of a town meeting ..." Dorrance and Fenner were obviously political rivals, and the trials resulted in two confusing verdicts, but the real interest here is the medical background, which recounts in great detail the measures taken by local medical doctors and their students to acquire corpses for classroom dissection. OCLC locates 8 copies in law libraries. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11968.

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      Delaplace, PARIS 1802 - A.J.S.D. (Sigaud Delafond), professeur de physique DICTIONNAIRE DES MERVEILLES DE LA NATURE 3 TOMES, COMPLET Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée par l'Auteur An X (1802), à Paris, chez Delaplace, Libraire In-8 (13,5 x 21 cm), reliés, IV-516, 548 et 533 pages Reliures demi-cuir havane, dos lisses titrés ornés dorés, tranches mouchetées Etat : minces frottis aux reliures, rousseurs claires éparses, papier bien blanc, mors et charnières en place, ouvrages solides, très bel ensemble Poids : 1,8 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A COMPENDIUM Of The VETERINARY ART; Containing an Accurate Description of All the Diseases to Which the Horse is Liable, Their Symptoms and Treatment; the Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse's Foot. Observations on the Principles and Practice of Shoeing, on Feeding and Exercise, the Stable, &c.

      Printed by W. Bristow, for J. Badcock,, Canterbury: 1802 - Illustrated with 15 copperplate engravings, 4 color, and the 6th [Fig 1] serving as frontis. Some rubs & general wear to binding. Period pos to ffep. A VG+ copy. Period brown half-sheep binding with marbled paper boards. 12mo, signed in 6s. 6-3/4' x 3-7/8". 1st edition, Canterbury issue. vi, [7] - 20, 232 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A COMPENDIUM Of The VETERINARY ART; Containing an Accurate Description of All the Diseases to Which the Horse is Liable, Their Symptoms and Treatment; the Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse's Foot. Observations on the Principles and Practice of Shoeing, on Feeding and Exercise, the Stable, &c

      Canterbury:: Printed by W. Bristow, for J. Badcock,. 1802.. 12mo, signed in 6s. 6-3/4' x 3-7/8". 1st edition, Canterbury issue. vi, [7] - 20, 232 pp.. Period brown half-sheep binding with marbled paper boards.. Some rubs & general wear to binding. Period pos to ffep. A VG+ copy.. Illustrated with 15 copperplate engravings, 4 color, and the 6th [Fig 1] serving as frontis.

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        A COMPENDIUM Of The VETERINARY ART; Containing an Accurate Description of All the Diseases to Which the Horse is Liable, Their Symptoms and Treatment; the Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse's Foot. Observations on the Principles and Practice of Shoeing, on Feeding and Exercise, the Stable, &c

      Printed by W. Bristow for J. Badcock Canterbury:: Printed by W. Bristow, for J. Badcock,. 1802.. 12mo, signed in 6s. 6-3/4' x 3-7/8". 1st edition, Canterbury issue. vi, [7] - 20, 232 pp.. Period brown half-sheep binding with marbled paper boards.. Some rubs & general wear to binding. Period pos to ffep. A VG+ copy.. Illustrated with 15 copperplate engravings, 4 color, and the 6th [Fig 1] serving as frontis.

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      1802. THOMSON, Thomas. A SYSTEM OF CHEMISTRY in Four Volumes. Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute, 1802. FGirst edition. Four 8vo. volumes. Volumes I-III have one plate each. Thomson was Professor of Chemistry first at the University of Edinburgh and then at the University of Glasgow. He invented the saccharometer, and edited the Supplement to the third edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The System of Chemistry went into more than six editions in Britain and America. Library markings. Text leaves clean but for some occasional light foxing; plates foxed. Bound in early tree calf, rubbed and worn at extremities, with small losses to spine ends and two hinges starting. Rare.

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        (d'ALBEDYHLL, Gustaf.) Piéces authentiques, qui servent à éclair la conduite du baron d'Albedyhll, (alors ministre de Suède en Dannemarc) dans l'affaire, qui se passa à Copenhague, au commencement de l'annèe 1789.

      (Stockholm, 1802.) 4:o. (4),+ 5-73,+ (3) s. Häftad, i samtida marmorerat pappersomslag. Tillsammans med: (d'ALBEDYHLL, Gustaf & EHRENHEIM, F. W. von.) Suite des pièces authentiques, qui servent à eclaircir ma conduite &c. et mon sort, après de justification obtenû. (Stockholm, 1802?). 4:o. (2), 77-103 s. Häftad, i samtida marmorerat pappersomslag. Fint exemplar, ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 3304: "Arbetet indraget af författaren och ytterligt sällsynt". Åhlen 17:341 not. Det sällsynta företalet som skall utgöra sidan 3-4 saknas här, som nästan alltid. Det saknas även i Kungliga bibliotekets exemplar. Detta är dock en variant, tryckt tillsammans med ett annorlunda titelblad, med citat av Cyprianus och Plinius samt med dedikation till föräldrar och vänner. Inga extra blad har funnits i detta exemplar. Andra delen innehåller brevväxling mellan d'Albedyhll och Ehrenheim. Gustaf d'Albedyhll (1758-1819) var diplomat och från 1787 minister vid svenska ambassaden i Köpenhamn. Han blev lite motvilligt en av nyckelpersonerna i fänriken Lars Benzelstiernas plan att vintern 1788-89 bränna upp en rysk eskader som ankrat i det isbelagda Öresund. Planen röjdes dock på förhand och Gustav III, som själv var informerad, kände sig komprometterad och fann sig föranlåten att rappelera d'Albedyhll från Köpenhamn, degradera honom till minister i Hamburg och låta honom ensam klä skott för den misslyckade attentatsplanen. d'Albedyhll vägrade dock att anta posten och krävde upprättelse, vilket han fick först i november 1792. Hans diplomatiska karriär var dock över, och han ägnade sig därefter huvudsakligen åt skriftställeri och boksamlande. Hans tryckta arbeten, som ofta inte tillhandahölls genom bokhandeln, innehåller värdefullt material till samtidens diplomatiska historia, och kretsar mycket kring händelserna 1789

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      PARIGI-STRASBURGO, LEVRAULT, AN X (1802), 2 voll. In-8°.esemplare in discrete condizioni Legatura ricoperta in epoca recente con carta settecentesca ITALIANO Legatura in cartonnage ricoperto in epoca recente con carta decorata settecentesca. I volume: occhiello, frontespizio, XIX pagine numerate per Avertissement e Introduction, bianco il verso dell'ultima pagina; 1 grande carta geografica sulla Sardegna più volte ripiegata, ideata e incisa da Perrier, colorata lungo i confini interni; 367 pagine mal numerate 369 per un salto di numerazione alla pagina 333; 1 tavola incisa fuori testo raffigurante monetazione. II volume: occhiello, frontespizio, 404 pagine numerate; 7 tavole fuori testo incise con soggetto di  animali e pesci. Seconda edizione, ma prima definitiva, notevolmente ampliata rispetto alla prima del 1798, e con il testo definitivo. Il primo volume tratta questioni politiche, sociali ed amministrative, mentre il secondo riguarda la fauna terrestre e ittica, la flora e i minerali dell'isola. Esemplare in discrete condizioni; al primo volume, ampia lacerazione richiusa alle ultime due pagine; al secondo volume, ampia se pur lieve  gora d'umido a molte carte e ad alcune delle tavole; le ultime 4 pagine mutile da rosicchiatura per l'intera metà laterale delle stesse, con evidente perdita di testo.

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        Agli amatori delle cose georgiche il marchese Camillo Spreti ravennate cavaliere del sacro ordine gerosolimitano.

      - (Firenze, impresso nella Regia Stamperia, 1802), in-4 piccolo, br. coeva in carta decorata (firmata su un margine: Bologna Carlo Bertinazzi), pp. 15, [1]. Con una tav. incisa in rame in fine e vignette calcografiche al recto della seconda carta, al recto della quinta carta e al verso della settima carta, con scene agresti. La tavola calcografica reca cinque figure riproducenti un alveare. Scritti dedicato all'apicoltura. Testo riquadrato da cornice tipografica. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nouveau mécanisme de l'électricité, fondé sur les lois de l'équilibre & du mouvement [.].

      Lyons, Bryset Ainé et Comp., an 10 (= 1802). - 8vo. (2), XXVIII, 300 pp. With 10 folding engr. plates. Contemp. marbled boards with gilt-stamped red label to spine. First edition. - "The author disproves the electrical theory of Franklin as well as the affluent and effluent views of Abbé Nollet; experiments on statistical electricity; also on magnetism" (Wheeler Gift). Also concerns the "influence du fluide électrique dans la traitement des maladies nerveuses" (sub-title). - Some foxing. Rare. Wheeler Gift 640. Ronalds 392. Hirsch/H. IV, 567. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Messe a 4 Voix avec accompagnement de 2 Violons, Viola et Basse, 2 Hautbois, 2 Clarinettes, 2 Bassons, Trompettes, Timbales et Orgue. No I. Partition (First Mass)

      Leipzig: Breitkopf and Hartel [1802], 1802 First edition of Haydn's "First Mass" (Messe No. 1) in B flat. 108 pp. Oblong folio bound in early dark green cloth with some splitting to folds at spine ends, some rubbing, bumping and wear to corners, and some light scattered foxing to text.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        John Woodvil, a Tragedy

      London: G. and J. Robinson, 1802. 12mo. (iv), 128pp. First edition. This is Lamb's first play, written in 1799. In addition the book includes Mary Lamb's poem "Helen," which marks her first appearance in print. In reference to "Helen," Charles Lamb asked Coleridge, in a letter: "How do you like this little epigram? It is not my writing, nor had I any finger in it. If you concur with me in thinking it very elegant and very original, I shall be tempted to name the author to you. I will just hint that it is almost or quite a first attempt." The book concludes with some "curious fragments" by Robert Burton, which are, in fact, by Lamb. A few light scratches to front cover, else a nice copy bound in full green crushed morocco by Bedford, with gilt spine and gilt turn-ins. Includes a tipped-in fragment of paper with a crossed-out inscription, apparently in Lamb's hand. Housed in a cloth chemise and slipcase.

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        The Bardic Museum, of Primitive British Literature

      London By A Strahan: Author, 1802 And other admirable rarities; forming the Second Volume of the Musical Poetical and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids: Drawn from authentic documents of remote antiquity (With great pains now rescued from oblivion) and never before published containing, The Bardic Triads, Historic Odes, Eulogies, Songs Elegies, Memorials of the Tombs of Warriors, of King Arthur and his Knights, etc. In black half leather with marbled boards, professionally refurbished, spine has been relaid, retaining the gilt tooling and title. Internally, new endpapers, hand coloured frontis by Ibbetson, indistinct 180? watermark, title page without the hand written notes but price adjusted, (xx), 112 pp, (pages 61-112 music score). A nice copy. (Libri Walliae 2850/p352) (Jones's most important work was in the preservation of traditional Welsh music. He collected and published over 200 traditional melodies, many of which he transcribed from having heard them sung and played at home in North Wales. See ODNB for a full Bio)

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      Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1802. First Edition. Hardcover. Wharton's name neatly excised on the blank margins of two text pages. Some staining on a few pages at the rear. Very Good or better and quite scarce. Two volumes bound in one in contemporary calf recently rebacked. The First American Edition printed from the Second London Edition and including the first printing of Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in America. Shaw & Shoemaker, 3593. This copy sold at the George H. Conley sale, 12 January 1911, lot #1623. Armorial bookplate of William Richards Castle on the front pastedown and pencil signature on the front endpaper dated 1907 of American poet Alan Seeger who, as a member of the French Foreign Legion, was killed in action 4 July 1916 on the Somme at the age of 28. Seeger's poem, "I Have a Rendevous with Death, " was the most popular and widely-quoted American poem of World War I. In 1907 Seeger was a freshman at Harvard, and Castle's son was finishing his doctoral studies there. Also an early owner inscription on the front blank to Ann Wharton from "C. H. W."

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        The Costume of Turkey illustrated by a series of Engravings; with Descriptions in English and French

      London: Printed for William Miller, Old-Bond-Street, 1802. First edition. Some rubbing to edges of covers, occaisonal slight browning of some leaves, plates fine. Half folio.

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        The Costume of Turkey, Costume de la Turquie: illustr. by a series of engravings; with descriptions in English and French (First Edition)

      London: Printed for William Miller, Old Bond Street, by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street., 1802. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full 19th century morocco leather with raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Double ruled border with gilt design in corners. Gilt inner dentelling. Professionally reback Marbled endpages. Gift bookplate behind front cover. Notes on front free endpage in Arabic (or Turkish). This includes 60 hand colored stippled pates (plus one engraved hand colored title). Light foxing throughout. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. A good gift. Photos available upon request. First Edition. Full Morocco Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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        On the Theory of Light and Colours [An Account of some Cases of the Production of Colours, not hitherto described]. The Bakerian Lecture

      London: W. Bulmer for G. & W. Nicol, 1802 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 92, Part I, 1802, pp. 12-48 & 387-97. London: W. Bulmer for G. & W. Nicol, 1802. 2 parts, 4to. Engraved plate by Basire in part 1. Red modern faux leather. Parts I and II bound in one volume, 528 pp., - Article Part 1: Dibner 152; PMM 259; Norman 2275. Article Part 2 Norman 2276 - FIRST EDITIONS. Part 1 is 'an epoch-making contribution to the theory of light in all its phases'. Read as the Bakerian lecture, November 12, 1801, Young firmly endorsed Huygen's wave theory of light, displacing Newton's corpuscular theory which had been favoured for most of the 18th century, and so found explanations for unresolved optical phenomena such as interference. Part 2 is a further explanation of the wave theory. Also in this volume: WOLLASTON, William Hyde. A Method of examining refractive and dispersive Powers, by prismatic Reflection. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 92, Part I, 1802, 4to. pp. 365-380 - Sparrow, Milestones of Science 198. - The third major scientific discovery announced in this volume of the Transactions is Wollaston's discovery of black lines crossing the colored band of the solar spectrum. "The science of astrophysics began" with Wollaston's report of this phenomenon to the Royal Society (Singer, Short History of Scientific Ideas to 1900). Wollaston's examination of the solar spectrum, here described, revealed for the first time the numerous black lines afterwards connected with the name of Fraunhofer; and his paper is one of the most significant "incunabula" of the discovery of spectrum analysis. Twelve years later the appearance of these dark lines (called "Fraunhofer lines") was confirmed by the maker of Wollaston's original spectroscope..

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        Istruzione Elementare per gli studiosi della Scultura

      Tipografia della Societa Letteraria Florence: Tipografia della Società Letteraria, 1802. Rare first edition of this illustrated treatise on the art of sculpture by Carradori, a neoclassical sculptor and professor at the Florentine Academy. The work considers basic tools and materials of the craft: clay, wax, stucco, stone and marble as well as the straw, wire, cloth and glue for ephemeral or festival decorations. There follows an outline of human anatomy and the basic methods of modelling in clay, direct and indirect stone carving, the use of stucco, bronze casting, pointing, riveting, transportation and the restoration of ancient sculpture. The last is of particular interest as Carradori carried out the restoration of a number of important ancient sculptures and Renaissance buildings (listing in DBI), and the present work affords a look into his methods. * Cicognara 306; DBI, s.v. Carradori, 633-35.. Small folio [23 x 28.6 cm], (2) ff., including full-page engraved title signed Lafinio after Carradori, 37 pp., (1) f., 17 numbered plates on (13) ff., each preceded or followed by 1 page of numbered explanatory text (total 8 leaves). Bound in early patterned wrappers. Toning and occasional spotting in margin, but generally a very fresh copy.

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        Istruzione Elementare per gli Studiosi della Scultura -

      Florence: [Tipografia della Società Letteraria], 1802. First edition. 4to. Engraved title and 17 engraved illustrations on 13 ll., with 7 ll. descriptive text. [ii], xxxvii pp. Contemporary half catspaw calf and decorated paper boards, flat spine divided in six compartments stamped with gilt urn tool, title label. Some light foxing throughout, very good. Cicognara 306; Brunet I, p. 1598. Provenance: Peter A. Wick (bookplate) . Important treatise on sculpture by the neo-classicist Carradori

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      Milano dalla Stamperia di San Zeno 1802 16° 3 volumi Pagine X + 245 + 265 + 264 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone. Piatti marmorizzati. Titolo e ricchi fregi oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Filini. Lievi danni al dorso. Ottima e rara edizione coeva alla prima di Parigi. Il nostro esemplare presenta la peculiarità di essere stato stampato su carta azzurra. Ottima e fresca copia. L'edizione originale del noto poema del Casti apparve, come già detto, a Parigi nel 1802.In esso l'impianto favolistico, mediato da una tradizione che da Esopo e Fedro giunge sino a La Fontaine, è posto al servizio di una palese intenzione satirica contro i mali della politica e della società del suo tempo, cosa che spiega la sua fortuna presso i patrioti italiani, che lo stamparono e divulgarono clandestinamente. Esso, annota Giulio Natali, è l'"immenso apologo d'un geniale improvvisatore ottantenne, che trasporta nel mondo antidiluviano animalesco il conflitto, al quale ha assistito, dell'antico regime con le nuove forme repubblicane, il conflitto della Rivoluzione francese" (Enciclopedia Italiana, IX, 369). Una certa rassomiglianza - se non poetica, di genere e di struttura - intercorre tra gli "Animali Parlanti" e i "Paralipomeni alla Batracomiomachia" leopardiani. Gamba, 2559: "Ha il Casti stile naturale, agevole, ma non forbito. Questo poema, ripieno di tratti ingegnosi e frizzanti". Manca al Ceresoli che cita altre edizioni.

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        Clarisse Harlowe, Traduction Nouvelle et Seule Complète. Par Letourneur. Sur L'édition originale revue par Richardson; avec figures.

      - Paris, chez Lemarchand, 1802/1803, 14 Toms in 7 Halbleder-Bde. mit Goldrückenprägung, Band 11/12 ohne Rückenprägung, Frontispiz je Tom, Format (14 × 9 cm), Kanten bestossen

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        HISTOIRE ROMAINE, depuis la fondation de Rome, jusqu'à la Translation de l'Empire par Constantin.

      - Avignon, Aubanel et joly, 1802, 10x17, douze volumes. Reliures en pleine basane claire. Dos à 5 nerfs, décorés de caissons dorés. Pièces de titre rouges et pièces de tomaison vertes. Filets dorés entrelacés sur les coupes. Encadrement pressé à froid des plats. Ouvrages frottés, quelques manques aux coiffes (envoi de photos sur demande).

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        A Boy Angling; A Boy Mending His Net

      London: J. & J. Boydell, 1 May 1802. Stipple engravings, printed in colours, with touches of hand-colouring, by William Nutter & Thomas Gaugain (1) and Hollyer and Gaugain (2). 9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches approx. 14 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches approx. A charming pair of scenes of childhood, colour-printed and beautifully finished by hand. Fine examples of large scale aquatints from Westall, based on his own charming watercolours. Westall was at his best in watercolour, and was the leader of a reform in figure-painting in this medium... The brilliancy of his colouring was considered novel and astonishing in his own day... A large number of Westall's rustic subjects were engraved, such as Rural Contemplation and Rural Music, by T. Gaugain, 1801; The Sad Story and The Woodcutter and Cowboy, by John Ogborne, 1802; A Storm in Harvest, 1802; and Reapers, 1805, by Robert Mitchell Meadows. (DNB). This extraordinarily appealing pair evoke the boyhood happiness of solitary outdoor activities. In one, a boy attentively mends his net by the seashore and in the other, another boy kneels by a quiet pond with his fishing rod and waits.

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        Anfangsgründe der reinen Elementar - und höheren Mathematik, auf Revision der bisherigen Principien gegründet. BEIGEB.: DERS., Ueber die Unstatthaftigkeit des Princips der unendlichen Theilbarkeit.

      Erlangen, Palm 1802 - Anfangsgründe der reinen Elementar - und höheren Mathematik, auf Revision der bisherigen Principien gegründet. Erlangen, Palm, 1802. 560 S. - BEIGEB.: II. DERS., Ueber die Unstatthaftigkeit des Princips der unendlichen Theilbarkeit. Ebda. 1804. Mit 9 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 54 S., 1 Bl. Mod. Hldr. - Erste Ausgaben. - Poggendorff I, 1372. - Anfangs wenig fleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Monographia Apum Angliae; or, an attempt to divide into their natural genera and families, such species of the Linnean Genus Apis as have been discovered in England, with descriptions and observations...: 1st Ed. 2 Vols.;

      Ipswich, printed for the author by J. Raw, 1802.. HARDBACKS, original card covered boards, expertly rebacked with card spines, original paper spine labels relaid, pages: xxii, 258; 3-388, edges uncut but opened, plates 14; 15-18 (coloured), 140mm x 224mm (5.5" x 8.75"), ex-academic library with plates on front end-papers, former owners name on front cover, corners bumped and worn, covers marked, slight off-setting of plates, very light spotting to end-papers, otherwise a fine set. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library. British Bee Books No. 165. 1.1Kg. This is a heavy set and will incur additional postage.

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        View of London, with the Improvement of its Port

      London: William Daniell, 15 August 1802. Hand-coloured aquatint, painted and engraved by Daniell, with black ink-ruled border to the image and grey/green wash border, on card. (Occasional marginal soiling to border). 15 1/24 x 30 1/2 inches. 22 3/8 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches. A wonderful and very rare image of London: separately issued in an effort to publicize George Dance's scheme for the redevelopment of the heart of London This imaginary view is of the Thames looking east from a vantage point somewhere above present-day Southwark Bridge: it shows what this artery through the greatest city in the world would have looked like if George Dance's suggestions had been adopted. His scheme, presented by him in his capacity as surveyor to the City of London, retained a number of the existing landmarks, but called for the creation of a number of others: the most obvious features are the white column of Sir Christopher Wren's Monument to the 1666 Great Fire of London (in the left foreground), in the middle of the mid-ground the white walls of the Tower of London and in the centre foreground the revolutionary double-bridge replacement for London Bridge. The sub-title describes Dance's suggested improvements, noting that this view was "submited to the Select Comittee of the Honourable House of Commons, by Mr. Dance, exhibiting the proposed Double Bridge intended for the passage of Ships, by the alternate elevation of a draw bridge in either of the two bridges, whilst an uninterrupted way over the other is afforded at all times for carriages and foot-passengers, without impeding the navigation, and without the necessity of such elevated arches as the height of Ships' masts require - also the proposed Embankment and enlargement of the Legal Quays, and the new Custom-house in the centre of a line of Warehouses extending to the Tower, to and from which goods would be conveyed by carts on the level of the area round the Monument, without encumbering the quays - the Monument, that noble column, created by the immortal Sir Christopher Wren, is seen in the focus of an extensive amphitheatrical area on the north side of the Thames, and the proposed Naval Trophy in the centre of a semicircular range of buildings on the south side of the river. Painted & Engraved by William Daniell - The Picture in the posession of George Dance Esqr." Cf. T.Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.112-113 and 162.

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        An Enquiry into the Law Merchant of the United States; Or, Lex

      1802. [Caines, George (1771-1825)]. An Enquiry into the Law Merchant of the United States; Or, Lex Mercatoria Americana, on Several Heads of Commercial Importance. Dedicated by Permission to Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States. In Two Volumes. Vol. 1 [all published]. New York: Printed by Isaac Collins & Son, For Abraham and Arthur Stansbury, 1802. xxxviii, [2], 648; clxvii, [1] pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards retaining original lettering piece, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some wear to fore-edges of preliminaries, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. * Only edition. With an appendix of forms. As Horwitz has pointed out, this is "the first American treatise on commercial law." Surrency notes that it was also the first to deal with admiralty law. It focused on shipping and maritime commerce, with substantial sections on insurance and bankruptcy. Reflecting the tension that existed between arbitrators and courts of law, Caines insisted that "in what appertains to trade, let it be constantly remembered, that custom alone is law" (220). Among other topics, this treatise has fascinating entries on the slave trade and the character of different ports. Caines was the official reporter of the New York Supreme Court. Surrency, A History of American Law Publishing 141. Horwitz, The Transformation of American Law 1780-1860 150. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 1570.

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        Gladiolus Communis / Glayeul Commun [Common Gladiolus] [Pl. 267]

      Paris: Imprimerie de Didot jeune, 1802-16. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by de Gouy. 20 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. 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 to 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.

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