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        The Journal of Frederick Horneman's Travels,

      1802 - from Cairo to Mourzouk, the Capital of the Kingdom of Fezzan, in Africa.First edition. 2 large folding maps. 4to. Contemporary quarter calf, rubbed. iv, xxvi, 195pp. W. Bulmer & Co., London, Horneman was one of the unlucky four sent out by the African Association to find the source of the Niger and the direction of its flow. During his first expedition he reached Murzuk, but was forced to retreat to Tripoli. On his second attempt however he died somewhere on the Niger, without being able to inform the world of his accomplishments. Cox I, p398. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mon voyage au Mont-d'Or, par l'auteur du Voyage à Constantinople, par l'Allemagne et la Hongrie.

      

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        Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire

      London: A Strahan for TN Longman and O Rees, 1802. First Edition in English. Hardcover. VG+ to near Fine. in the years 1793 and 1794. 2 volumes 552 & 523 pages. 55 plates incl. some aquatints and engraved, 6 engraved maps and plans and hand colored plates. An important travel narrative describing Russia in the late 18th century. A handsome mid 20th century quarter leather binding, raised spine bands, contrasting colored spine labels, gilt rules. A vg+ to near fine copy showing basically no wear and internally crisp and clean and most appealing.

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        De ridder Don Quichot van Mancha. Versneeden naar den hedendaagschen smaak, en verrijkt met afbeeldingen eener nieuwe uitvindinge. Den Haag, J.C. Leeuwestijn, 1802. [2 delen].

      "8°: pi1 *-2* 8 3* 2 A-2C 8 2D 6, gepag.: [2] 36, 477 [1] pp.; pi1 * 4 A-2A 8 2B 6, gepag.: 8, 379 [1] pp. Twee gegraveerde titelpagina's, een ongesigneerd portret van Cervantes tegenover de eerste titelpagina en 12 omtrekgravures, eveneens ongesigneerd. Half linnen. Lit.: Busken Huet, LFK I, p. 117 en dl XXIV, p. 163; Pieter van Woensel, Amurath-Effendi, Hekim-Bachi, ingeleid en geannoteerd door drs. J.J. Wesselo (Zutphen z.j.) Arents 11, Buisman 367; Scheepers II, 728".

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        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.

      T. Bensley, Bolt Court for J. White, Horace's Head, Fleet Street. 1802 - 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. First Edition, Quarto, [1] xxiii, 309pp. Fine engraved dedication leaf with the Earl of St. Vincent's Arms, complete copy with the 43 plates including a fold out chart of the Mediterranean. Contemporary owner signature to title 'Hamilton'. Account of the Mediterranean Voyage that led to the Battle of the Nile in 1798. Attractively bound in later half calf, raised bands over marbled boards. T.E.G. [Abbey 196. Blackmer1813] First Edition1802. Excellent Copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Critische Darstellung der Gallschen anatomisch-physiologischen Untersuchungen des Gehirn- und Schädelbaues. Mit beygefügten historischen Notizen über Herrn Doctor Gall und dessen neueste Schicksale in Wien.

      - Zürich, bey Ziegler, 1802, kl.-8°, (2), 182 pp., Pappband d.Zt.; feiner Pappband. Selten! Erste Ausgab, anonym "W - r " erschienen, und fälschlicher Weise oft Johann Adam Walther zugeschrieben. *) Erste Würdigung der Franz Joseph Gall'schen (1758-1828) Lehre aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht von dem berühmten Chirurgen und Ophthalmologen Philipp Franz v. Walther (1782-1849). "Wien den 9. Sept. 1802. "Erklärung des Doktor Gall über ein vor kurzem erschienenes Werk unter der Auffschrift "Kritische Darstellung der Gallschen anatomisch - physiologischen Untersuchung des Gehirn- und Schedelbaues ." (Aus einem Briefe desselben gezogen)." "Sie fordern mich auf, Ihnen mein Urtheil über die kritische Darstellung meiner Untersuchungen u.s.w. mitzuteilen, und zu bestimmen, in wie fern man sich aus derselben über den Gehalt meiner Lehrsätze unterrichten könne. Das angezeigte Werk wurde mir von einer unbekannten Hand zugeschickt, und ich freue mich, darin eine treue und richtig gefaßte Darstellung meiner Gehirn - und Schedellehre zu finden, welche sich unter der Menge größerer und kleinerer Schriften, in denen meine Grundsätze theils mangelhaft, theils außer - allem wissenschaftlichen Zusammenhange vorgetragen wurden, vorteilhaft ausgezeichnet. Sowohl die allgemeinen Ansichten meines Systems als die Bestimmung der Sitze einzelner Organe sind durchaus richtig und verläßlich angegeben ; so wie auch der historische Theil dieser Abhandlung die Aufeinanderfolge der neuesten Ereignisse und Verfügungen in meiner Sache genau darstellt. Nur wäre es sehr zu wünschen, daß der mir unbekannte Hr. Verf. Eine mehr verständliche Schreibart gewählet, und sich bey der Darstellung meiner Lehre der Terminologie der kritischen Schule enthalten wollen. Obgleich ich in der Druckschrift den Herrn W - R als nen sehr denkenden und einsichtsvollen Mann kennen lerne, der nothwendig in meinem Privatumgange sich die gründliche Einsicht in mein Lehrsystem erworben haben muß, welche er an allen Stellen seiner Abhandlung verräht, so kann ich doch hieraus seinen Namen nicht errathen, da ich mir schmeichle, durch meine Vorlesungen die persönliche Bekanntschaft vieler vortrefflichen Köpfe erlangt und bey ihnen Interesse für meine encephalognomische Untersuchungen erregt zu haben. Uebrigens wünsche ich, die besagte Darstellung möge recht viele Leser finden, und das Publikum möge dieselbe so lange zur Basis seines Urtheils über den von mir gehandelten Gegenstand nehmen, bis ich selbst durch die Herausgabe meines Werks näheres Licht über das Detail meiner Lehre verbreiten kann. Joseph Gall." Johann Jacob Hartenkeil, Medicinisch-chirurgische Zeitung, 1802/4, pp.301-302. "Gall war auf eine Theorie der Hirnfunktion gestoßen, die größte Bedeutung erlangen sollte. Er war ein Pionier kortikaler Lokalisationstheorie, wenn auch auf Grund falscher Überlegungen. Edwin G. Broing faßte den Beitrag der Phrenologie treffend zusammen, als er sagte: "Die Theorie Galls und Spurzheims ist ein Beispiel für eine Theorie, die trotz ihrer Irrtümer geeignet war, weiteres wissenschaftliches Danken anzuregen". Dank der Phrenologie bewegte sich die Vorstellung der geistigen Funktionen "von der Idee der immartiellen cartesianischen Seele weg in Richtung auf eine materielle Theorie der Nervenfunktion. Die Irrtümer der Phrenologie lagen eigentlich nur in Einzelheiten und in dem Fanatismus ihrer Anhänger." E.G. Boring, History of experimental psychology, 2nd.Ed., 1957, pp.57-58 *) siehe - Callisen, A.C.P.: Medicinisches Schriftsteller-Lexikon (1834) XX, p.370 ff. im Artikel Walther (Philipp Franz von): "Beide diese Schriften, die erste anonymisch (r."W --- r"), die zweite nur mit dem Namen Walther bezeichnet, gehören diesem Verfasser an, wenigstens die zweite, wiewohl sie von Meusel dem Heinrich (No.855), und von Esch und Puchelt dem Johann Adam (No.858) beigelegt werden." ferner - Gelehrtes München im Jahre 1834, Neuer Nekrolog der Deutschen, Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neue Gedichte.

      o. Dr,, Berlin. 1802 - Mit gest. Front. (Porträt der Dichterin von F.W. Bollinger) u. 1 gestoch. Faks.-Tafel. XXXII (Titel, Pränumerantenverzeichnis, Inh.), 222 S. Erste Ausgabe. - Friedrichs 14; Goed. V, 416, 52, 6. - Die Autorin (1751-1828), Nichte von Benjamin Franklin, war befreundet mit Wieland, Ramler, Herder, der Karschin, Sophie von La Roche, die teilweise unter den Pränumeranten waren. Sie war in erster Ehe mit dem preuß. Major von Bandemer verheiratet, nach der Scheidung mit einem Grafen von Bohlen. Als auch diese Ehe aufgelöst wurde ging sie zu ihrem ersten Mann zurück. Sie stand im Ruf einer gelehrten Dichterin Ein charakeristischer Zug ihrer Dichtung sind die Anspielungen auf Figuren der griechischen Mythologie. Manchmal erwies sie sich auch als scharfe Kritikerin. (zit. nach Killy Literaturlexikon). - Wenige Braunflecken. Marmor. Pappbd. d. Zt., berieben und bestoßen. Exlibris. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Part of the floor.

      Description d'un Pave en Mosaique. Paris: P. Didot. 1802 - Copper engraving. Early printed colour. Size: 46 x 38 cm. (18 x 15 inches). Very good condition. Good wide margins. Waterstain on left hand margin, not affecting image. This magnificent print is a superb example of early printed colour. It was published in Alexandre Laborde's 'Description d'un Pave en Mosaique'. This book documented the discovery of a mosaic floor of a Roman villa, found in the village of Santiponce near Seville.This print shows four of the roundels that make up part of the floor in immaculate detail. One roundel contains a portrait of 'Erato', another shows a black dog, a lion and the fourth, shows part of a horse.

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        Loge centrale des véritables Francs-Maçons ou Lettre d'un philosophe du Nord à Madame la Princesse de N...

      P., Michelet, 1802, in 12, de 4ff. 272pp., pl. veau raciné époque, dos orné, 1er plat frappé avec la mention dorée "Charlesworth Maosnic Library", cachet au titre, bel exemplaire. Très rare. ¶ "Un des ouvrages les plus rares sur la Franc-Maçonnerie. Cette Loge centrale qui, suivant l'auteur, fut ignorée pendant de longues années, aurait été fondée par Arminius ou Hermann qui, envoyé à Rome à la Cour d'Auguste, avait été initié par des Esséniens et qui, rentré dans sa patrie, créa cette Loge, devenue, même à son origine, le centre de la Maçonnerie. Sous les auspices d'Odin, Arminius enseignait les mystères d'Isis et préparait l'indépendance de sa patrie en combattant l'ignorance qui avait fait pendant des siècles le malheur de la Germanie." (sic) Dorbon n°204 - Fesch p.141 - Wolfstieg n°4811 - Kloss 722.

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        Regole del Chiar-Oscuro in Archittetura.

      Milano, Pirotta e Maspero 1802. - Cicognara 806; Choix 5976. Gr.-folio. Gest. Titel mit Titelkupfer (P. Anderloni), 12 Bl. mit 12 gest. Tafeln, XXII S. Text. Halblederband der Zeit, Rücken u.Kanten stärker berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar des seltenen Regelwerks.

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        Carta della Sabina

      Lazio 1802 - Carta geografica della Sabina montata su tela a stacchi. Dal punto di vista tecnico è tracciato il reticolato geografico con maglie rispondenti a 10' di latitudine per 10 ' di longitudine. Orografia a monticelli con tratteggio a luce obliqua, abitati rappresentati in pianta, strade e confini. La carta è arricchita da una cornice e da decorativo cartiglio in cui è riportato il titolo della stessa. Stampata a Roma presso la Calcografia Camerale. Nella porzione di territorio raffigurato si notano le città di Terni, Narni, Rieti, Civita Castellana, Civita Ducale, Roma e Tivoli. mm 433x498

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        A Dictionary of Natural History;

      First edition of this charming dictionary of natural history which describes "all the animated beings in nature... and also the fabulous animals of antiquity", and is illustrated with forty-eight hand-coloured engravings. The text begins with an introduction to natural history terminology and then describes the physical appearance, behavior, and habitat of thousands of of animals and insects. Among them is the Dodo, described as "A large, unwieldy bird, found in the Isle of France, of an awkward, clumsy, form inelegant in its figure, and inactive in all its motions; appearing among birds, what the sloth does among quadrupeds, an helpless unresisting creature, incapable of either defence or flight..." This copy is bound in an attractive contemporary binding with gilt stags on the spine. Uncommon complete. or, Complete Summary of Zoology. Containing a Full and Succinct Description of all the Animated Beings in Nature... as also all the Fabulous Animals of Antiquity... Illustrated with Accurate Engravings of the Most Important and Interesting Animals. London: by C. Whittingham for J. Scatcherd; W, Peacock; Vernor and Hood; and J. Harris, 1802. Octavo (125 x 85 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments with stag tools, green morocco label, floral roll to boards gilt, red speckled edges. Frontispiece and 47 hand-coloured plates. Binder's instructions & errata leaf with publisher's ad on the verso. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper, ownership inscription to title crossed out. Joints cracked, some wear at the extremities and abrasions to the boards, a little offsetting to the title, tape repair to G5, gathering F misbound. A very good, unsophisticated copy.

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        History of the British Expedition to Egypt; to which is Subjoined a Sketch of the Present State of that Country and its means of Defence.

      Egerton., London 1802 - xxi, 354pp, frontis (Abercrombie), 2 fold maps, 1 folding plan, 2 folding tables. Later editions expanded but a nice copy of the 1st. Recased, llight wear to boards, new eps, ageing to frontis, maps and charts but all still crisp. 1.4kg Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Descriptions pittoresques de jardins du goût le plus moderne

      À Leipzig, Chez Voss et Compagnie, 1802, in-8, VIII-124 pp, 28 pl. gravées sur cuivre, demi-basane havane de l'époque, dos fileté orné de fleurons à froid et d'un chiffre couronné en pied, Première édition française du Gemählde von Gärten im neuern Geschmacke de Christian Ludwig Stieglitz (1756-1836), publié à l'origine à Leipzig en 1796. Réflexion lyrique sur l'aménagement des jardins, ornée de planches gravées d'après les dessins de Karl August Benjamin Siegel (1757-1832), professeur d'architecture à Leipzig et à Drese, par Johann Adolf Darnstedt (1769-1844), Gottlieb Wilhelm Hüllmann (1765-1828) et Schumann : 1 plan "I" et 7 planches correspondantes numérotés I-A à I-G, 1 plan "II" et 8 planches II-A à II-H, puis 11 planches figurant des pavillons et mobiliers de jardins. Une charnière fendue sur 3 cm, petit trou de ver en pied du dos, dos passé. Petites rousseurs aux planches.

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        Amaryllis Reginae

      1802 - Pierre-Joseph Redouté Plate 9: Amaryllis Reginae From: Les Liliacées Paris: 1802-1816 Size: 24.5" x 31.25" x 1.75" framed Hand colored stipple engraving

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        Égypte. Atlas annexé au mémoire sur la communication de la Mer Rouge à la Méditerranée.

      [Paris, l'Imprimerie Imperiale], 1802. - Folio (354 x 526 mm). (2) pp., 5 engraved folding maps and plans. In the publisher's original blue marbled wrappers. (Includes:) Le Père, [Jacques-Marie]. Mémoire sur la communication de la Mer des Indes à la Méditerranée, par la Mer Rouge et l'Isthme de Soueys. [Paris, l'Imprimerie Imperiale, 1809]. 21-186 pp. (With:) Bois-Aymé, [Aimé] du. Mémoire sur les anciennes limites de la Mer Rouge. 187-192 pp. Modern white boards with giltstamped black spine label. Folio (290 x 442 mm). The five-plate atlas to accompany the mémoire regarding the possibility of constructing a modern canal from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea via the Isthmus of Suez, which J.-M. Le Père, chief engineer of the Ponts et Chaussées, would submit to Napoleon in 1803. The plates include a hydrographical map of Lower Egypt and the Isthmus, a plan of the port of Suez, a plan and view of the "Fontaine de Moïse", a synoptic chart of the (supposed) various water levels along the Isthmus, and a plan of the city and ports of Alexandria. Even here, in their earliest publication, dated 1802 on the title page, the plates already bear the numbers under which they would be published in 1809 and 1817 within the monumental "Description de l'Égypte", bearing witness to the accuracy with which the editors had planned their famous work. Indeed, the commission to distil into a publication the enormous amount of data accumulated in Egypt by Napoleon's savants had only been established in February 1802, and the table of contents (on the reverse of the title page) specifies that "ces planches font partie du grand Atlas de l'ouvrage de la Commission d'Égypte, état moderne". - Le Père's mémoire itself was not published at all before it formed part of the "Description": a copy of this first publication, removed from part II: État Moderne, volume 1, is included with this set (it would be published independently, with the atlas, in 1815). - During the 1798 campaign in Egypt, Napoleon's officers had discovered remnants of the ancient "Canal of the Pharaohs", a west-east waterway built under Darius I of Persia that linked the Nile and the Red Sea. Napoleon contemplated the construction of a north-south canal to connect the Mediterranean with the Red Sea, and Le Père was commissioned to investigate the possibility of building such a canal. While the plan was abandoned because it wrongly concluded that the sea levels were different and the waterway would require locks, the report was important as a basis for Ferdinand de Lesseps' successful plans for the Suez Canal many decades later. - Occasional foxing to margins of plates, binding somewhat loosened in places, but in excellent condition altogether. Very rare. Ibrahim-Hilmy 374. OCLC 492528366. Gay 1999. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Svensk botanik. I-III

      Bok. Stockholm, C. Delén och J. G. Forsgren / Henrik A. Nordström, 1802-1804. 72 handkolorerade planscher med tillhörande text, x, 12, (1) s. + plansch 73-144, handkolorerade, med tillhörande text, xvii, 14, (1) s. + plansch 145-216, handkolorerade, med tillhörande text, xiv, 11, (1) s. 3 vol. halvfranska band, vol. II-III uniforma, vol. III m. skadat rygghuvud. 14x22 cm. Namnt.

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        Travels through Sweden, Finland and Lapland to the North Cape in the years 1798 and 1799. I-II.

      London, Joseph Mawman, in the poultry, successor to Mr. Dilly 1802. 4to. I: xxiv + 396 pp. II: viii + 380 pp. 17 engravings all together + 6 leaves of engraved music. The large folding map is placed in vol. I, and the engr. of a Finlander attacking a bear is placed as frontispiece in vol. II, otherwise the engravings are bound according to list in vol. I. The last three pl. of vol. I have sl. damp stains in upper margins. Modern half cloth w. marbled boards. Uncut edges, slightly browned. The spines sl. faded. Small tear in outer margin on pp. 265-316. Overall a very good set. Schiøtz 3a. Bring 309. According to Bring two editions were printed the same year, this ed. is the younger one with the printer's name on bottom of the title leaves and on the last page of each vol.

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        Anacreontis Odaria, ad textus Barnesiani fidem emendata.

      Londini: Gul. Bulmer & Soc., 1802. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.4"). [2], 130 pp.; illus. First Forster edition and first Bulmer printing thereof: a handsome example of the ever-popular songs of Anacreon, edited and prepared by Edward Forster (1769–1828) based largely on Barnes' influential text. This production made excellent use of the Greek font cut for printer William Bulmer by William Martin, who had trained under Baskerville; Martin's distinctive serifless type was designed without ligatures. Lavinia Banks Forster, the editor's wife, supplied the illustrations — the elegantly printed text is ornamented with => 20 copper-engraved vignettes. The Annual Review & History of Literature for 1803 described the resulting volume as an "exquisite specimen of typographical skill," while Dibdin called it an "elegant work" that "confers great credit on the printer."    Binding: Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, ornately framed and panelled in gilt and blind, with central medallion and corner fleurons composed of gilt-stamped and blind-tooled motifs, spine likewise combining gilt and blind decorations. Board edges and turn-ins with gilt roll; pastedowns framed in blind with blind-tooled corner fleurons. All edges gilt and gauffered, over earlier marbling.    Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of American collector John Taylor Bottomley (1869–1925); front free endpaper with early inked inscription: "Vn. Thomas ex dono Com. de Sunderland 1806." Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         Dibdin, I, 266–67; NSTC A1179; Schweiger, I, 25–26. Bound as above; spine very slightly sunned, joints and edges showing moderate rubbing. Front pastedown and endpaper with bookplate and inscription as above. Mild to moderate foxing. => A stunning volume.

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        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. 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: T. Bensley for J. White 1802 - First Edition, 4to: titlepage, xxiii including engraved dedication to Earl St Vincent, folding uncoloured aquatint map, pp. 309, complete with 41 aquatint plates by J.C. Stadler in sepia. They include a plan of the battle by Capt. R.W. Miller of the Theseus composed ‘the following morning’. Wood-engraved tail-pieces in text. Contemporary polished calf, with previous decorative backstrip and letterpiece preserved. Replacement endpapers. In 1798 Willyams, Vicar of Exning, Suffolk, served as chaplain of HMS Swiftsure (Capt. Hallowell), in the squadron under the command of Admiral Nelson. A competent draughtsman, he had previously served as chaplain of HMS Boyne and produced views during the British campaign of 1794 in the West Indies. He was present at the great British victory at the Battle of the Nile 1-3 August 1798 and provides an eyewitness account of the fighting. His is “the first, the most particular, and the most authentic account of the battle” (DNB). He remained with the ship for a further two years. The illustrations from drawings on the spot include views of Sicily, Egypt, Venice, Minorca and Gibraltar, as well as inhabitants of the Mediterranean seaboard and British servicemen on and off-duty, also Egyptian antiquities. According to his Preface, Willyams felt only a seaman was qualified to depict scenes of the actual fighting, and for accuracy commends three large engravings after Capt. Weir to the reader. 32 of the plates were reprinted for the posthumously published Selection of views in Egypt, Palestine, Rhodes, Italy, Minorca, and Gibraltar, in 1822. CONDITION: Very small wormhole close to fore-edge developing from circa p. 39 onwards, turning into small trace in last few leaves. Plates and text unaffected. Leading corners of binding a little bumped, with damage to gilt tracery at lower right corner of upper cover. Contents generally very clean. SIZE: 285 x 225mm, 11¼ x 9 ins. REF: Abbey Travel 169. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schriften. Hrsg. v. Fr. Schlegel und Ludwig Tieck. 2 Bände. Titel, XII, 338 S.; Titel, 552 S. Halblederbde im Stil d. Z. mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung (v. Hahn).

      Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1802. - Erste Ausgabe eines der berühmtesten und seltensten Bücher der deutschen Romantik, ein Jahr nach Novalis Tod erschienen. Enthält fast ausschließlich Erstdrucke, vor allem den des 'Heinrich von Ofterdingen'. Diese "Apotheose der Poesie" gilt als ein Schlüsselwerk der Frühromantik. Die Einzelausgabe des Romans im selben Jahr wurde von diesem Satz abgezogen und separat mit eigenem Titelblatt herausgegeben. Die große Seltenheit erklärt sich daraus, dass weder der Dichter selbst noch die beiden Herausgeber genügend bekannt waren, um eine größere Auflage (nur 500 Exemplare) zu rechtfertigen. Der mit 29 Jahren gestorbene Novalis gilt als der bedeutendste Dichter der deutschen Romantik. In seinem Werk verbindet sich tiefe Innerlichkeit mit höchster Sprachvirtuosität. Auf ihn geht das Symbol der "blauen Blume" der Romantik zurück. Novalis' Bedeutung wurde von dem Jenaer Kreis schon zu Lebzeiten erkannt, und Tieck und Schlegel gaben ein Jahr nach seinem Tod diese bis heute gültige Gesamtausgabe seiner Werke heraus und waren sich dabei ebenso uneinig wie beim Musen-Almanach. "Beide gingen zwar mit dem Gefühl ans Werk, sie hätten heilige Reliquien zu verwahren . Zuerst einmal mußte Tieck davon überzeugt werden, daß jeder Versuch, den unvollendeten 'Ofterdingen' zu vervollständigen, eine ungeheuerliche Blasphemie wäre" (Paulin, Biographie, S. 128). Die 'Schriften' enthalten neben 'Heinrich von Ofterdingen' die 'Blütenstaubfragmente', 'Die Lehrlinge zu Sais' und die 'Hymnen an die Nacht', eine Verherrlichung seiner verstorbenen Geliebten Sophie v. Kühn. – Titel von Band 1 mit handschriftl. Besitzeintrag "Julie Kopstadt, geb. v. Clermont. Essen 1804". Dieser Titel ist durch Entfernen eines Exlibris verso leicht knitterig sowie mit altem Papier hinterlegt. In jedem Band je ein Vorsatzblatt mit alten handschriftl. Eintragungen. Stellenweise . In jedem Band je ein Vorsatzblatt mit alten handschriftl. Eintragungen. Minimal nicht störend fleckig, Band 2 mit Braunfleck auf den Seiten 85-166 im oberen Rand, 2 Bl. mit kl. Tintenspritzern, 2 Bl. am Anfang im Bug sporfleckig (Text nicht berührt). Sonst frisches und sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. – Goed. VI 51, 4; Brieger 1872; Borst 925; Deneke 977. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die hellstrahlenden Plejaden am arabischen poetischen Himmel, oder die sieben am Tempel zu Mekka aufgehangenen arabischen Gedichte. Uebersetzt, erläutert und mit einer Einleitung versehen.

      Münster, P. Waldeck, 1802. - 8vo (16.5 : 9.5 cm). XXIV, 216 S. Erste vollständige deutsche Übertragung der im Orient beliebtesten Anthologie vorislamischer Beduinendichtung. Al-mu?allaqât bedeutet ?die Aufgehängten?, sieben preiswürdige, mit Gold gestickte und in der Ka?ba ausgespannte Gedichte. Hartmann (1774-1838), ein Schüler Eichhorns in Göttingen, übersetzte nach arabischen Originalen soweit zugänglich, ansonsten nach der englischen Version von William Jones (1783). Goethe entlieh das Werk in Frühjahr 1815 der Weimarer Bibliothek. Katharina Mommsen hat den weitreichenden Einfluß nachgewiesen, den insbesondere Hartmanns Einleitung und Kommentar auf den west-östlichen Divan ausübten. - Laut Aufdruck am Rückdeckel wurde der das ?Aufhängen? typographisch symbolisierende Pappband 1931 vom Münsteraner Buchhändler Joseph Thiele zu seinem 25-jährigen Jubiläum ausgegeben, offenbar über Bögen einer erhaltenen Restauflage. - Goedeke VII, 780, 140, 5 (= 587, 49, 2); Schnurrer, no. 206; Mommsen, Goethe und die Moallakat, 1960, passim. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, Titel und Schlußblatt stärker. Selten. Bedruckter Pappband von 1931 über originalen Druckbögen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anacreontis Odaria, ad textus Barnesiani fidem emendata.

      Gul. Bulmer & Soc, 1802. First Forster edition and first Bulmer printing thereof: a handsome example of the ever-popular songs of Anacreon, edited and prepared by Edward Forster (1769-1828) based largely on Barnes' influential text. This production made excellent use of the Greek font cut for printer William Bulmer by William Martin, who had trained under Baskerville; Martin's distinctive serifless type was designed without ligatures. Lavinia Banks Forster, the editor's wife, supplied the illustrations -- the elegantly printed text is ornamented with => 20 copper-engraved vignettes. The Annual Review & History of Literature for 1803 described the resulting volume as an "exquisite specimen of typographical skill," while Dibdin called it an "elegant work" that "confers great credit on the printer." Binding: Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, ornately framed and panelled in gilt and blind, with central medallion and corner fleurons composed of gilt-stamped and blind-tooled motifs, spine likewise combining gilt and blind decorations. Board edges and turn-ins with gilt roll; pastedowns framed in blind with blind-tooled corner fleurons. All edges gilt and gauffered, over earlier marbling. Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of American collector John Taylor Bottomley (1869-1925); front free endpaper with early inked inscription: "Vn. Thomas ex dono Com. de Sunderland 1806." Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).

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        Geschiedenis van den jongst-geeindigden oorlog, tot op het sluiten van den vrede te Amiens bijzonder met betrekking tot de Bataafsche Republiek - 10 delen (compleet)

      Johannes Allart, Amsterdam 1802 - Tien half leren banden complete editie - Handgekleurde uitklapbare kaart van de Bataafsche republiek [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [ABORIGINES] De mensch, zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol,

      beschreven door Martinus Stuart ; afgebeeld door Jaques Kuyper. Volume I : Te Amsterdam : bij Johannes Allart, 1802; volumes II - VI : Te Z. Boemel [Zaltbommel, Netherlands] : bij J. Noman, 1818. Six volumes, octavo, original yellow papered boards, spines with wear and loss, a mixed set, the first volume from the first issue and the remaining volumes from the second issue. An official "second" edition was published in 1835-37. Vol. I : colour frontispiece and title vignette; pp. [ii]; 234; four colour plates of Pacific Islanders (including people from Easter Island, Hawaii and Tahiti); vol. II : colour title vignette; pp. viii; 238; [2 - binder's directions], eight colour plates of Pacific Islanders (including people from New Zealand, Palau, New Caledonia, the New Hebrides and Van Diemen's Land); vol. III : colour title vignette; pp. iv;  257; [1]; eight colour plates including one of Nieuw-Holland, the remainder mainly of Alaska (the contents also calls for two folding plates of Australia and America but it appears these were never bound in and are not mentioned in Forbes or Ferguson's collation); vol. IV : colour title vignette; iv; 267; [1]; eight colour plates of people from the Americas (including Greenland, Florida, Patagonia); vol. V : colour title vignette; pp. iv; 277; [3]; seven colour plates of people from Africa (without the plate of Africa called for in the contents); vol. VI : colour title vignette; pp. [ii]; 301; [1]; six colour plates of people from Africa. A visually beautiful illustrated record of the people from the Pacific, the Americas and Africa, drawn from the images published after John Webber and other sources. It appears to have been reprinted at intervals before a second edition was published in 1835, and the folding plates Australia; America and Africa were not included in all issues. Ferguson, 361 (1802 edition); Ferguson, 728b (1818 edition); Forbes 302 (1802 edition, mentioning the 1818 reprint).

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        The New American Practical Navigator.

      Salem: Cushing & Appleton, 1802. (i)-xvi, 17-246, tables, 533-589, (15) pp. b/w fldg. frontispiece chart, plates and ills in text. First edition of a keystone work in the history of navigation. Campbell #3, Karpinski p. 142. Grolier 100. Campbell, p. 76, says, "Many are of the impression that the Salem imprint (Cushing and Appleton) is the first issue of the first edition." That's the good news about this copy. The bad news is that the frontispiece folding chart of the Atlantic is lacking its outer fold. Otherwise a presentable copy, pages tanned, some scattered foxing and offswetting. Bound in modern full calf with spine label.

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        Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, in the Years 1793 and 1794. Translated from the German. In two volumes. 2 Bände.

      T. N. Longman and O. Rees, T. Cadell etc. 1802-1803, London - Mit 52 gest. Taf. (43 handkoloriert, 25 gef.) nach Geissler, 28 Vignetten (23 kolor.) sowie 4 gest. Faltkarten. XXIII, 552; XXX, 522 S., 1 Bl. Hldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. RSchild. Erste englische Ausgabe. - Pallas (1741-1811) bereiste im Auftrag der Petersburger Akademie in den Jahren 1768-1774 Russland und Sibirien bis zum Amur. Sein bedeutender Reisebericht beschreibt die geographischen, geologischen, zoologischen, archäologischen und völkerkundlichen Eigenheiten des Landes. Die hervorragenden und fein kolorierten Kupfer gehen auf den Leipziger Künstler C.G. Geißler zurück, der Pallas auf seiner Reise begleitete. Sie zeigen u.a. Kostüme und Trachten verschiedener Völker, Pflanzen, Tiere, Gebäude, Münzen und Inschriften. - Einbände berieben, Gelenke etw. angeplatzt, kl. Fehlstellen im Leder, Deckel stärker fleckig. Wappenexlibris im Innendeckel. Vorsätze fleckig, sonst nur ganz vereinzelt im Rande. Insgesamt sehr schöne, wohlerhaltene Bände. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Titles of the Laws Passed by the General Assembly of North-Carolina

      1802. N.p.: S.n., 1802. 17 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. N.p.: S.n., 1802. 17 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. Broadside Listing the 116 Laws Passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1802 [Broadside]. [North Carolina]. Titles of the Laws Passed by the General Assembly of North-Carolina, At Their Session which Commenced on the 15th of November, And Ended the 18th of December, 1802. N.p.: S.n., c.1802. 17-1/2" x 10-3/4" broadside, text in four columns divided by rules, illegibly docketed on verso. Light browning and foxing, vertical and horizontal fold lines, a few clean tears and wear at folds, cellotape repairs to verso, several small areas of loss to text (largest about 3/4 inch), left edge trimmed unevenly unevenly, faint dampstaining to bottom edge. $1,500. * Intended for public locations, this broadside lists of 116 laws passed in the session which ran from 15 November to 18 December 1802. Highlights are a law "to prevent the vile practice of Duelling," and an act "for the relief of the Tuscarora Nation of Indians." Laws 37, 38 and 100 relate to slave insurrections: levying a tax "for defraying the expences incurred in suppressing the late insurrection of the Negroes"; repealing a law which compensated "the owners of outlawed and executed slaves" of certain counties; and "to prevent conspiracies and insurrections among the Slaves." This appears to be an unrecorded broadside. No copies listed on OCLC.

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        An essay on abstinence from animal food, as a moral duty.

      London: Richard Phillips 1802 - 8vo., (4) + 236pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked, spine gilt and labelled. A good copy. First edition. An extraordinary book on vegetarianism by an extraordinary man, probably already clinically insane, published a little more than a year before his death. Joseph Ritson (1752-1803), antiquary and student of English literature, has a place in history for his literary criticism, his exposure of the Ireland forgeries (1795), the questions he raised about the origins of some of the ballads in Percy's Reliques>, and his exposure of many of Pinkerton's Select Scottish Ballads> also as forgeries (1784). He visited Paris during the Revolution and immediately adopted the philosophy of atheism and republicanism and tried to get to know Godwin, Holcroft and Thelwall. According to his biographer, Ritson had already (by 1796) shown symptoms of 'nervous derangement'. His fragile health coupled with 'pecuniary troubles' caused by 'hazardous speculation' forced him to sell property. Nonetheless the last year or two of his life saw him visit Sir Walter Scott at Lasswade and publish his Bibliographia Poetica> and his Ancient English Metrical Romances>. Ritson's treatise on vegetarianism is a powerful expression of moral conviction. Meat, he declared, was not only unnecessary for a good diet, it was positively harmful and its production inhumane and brutalising. 'As the use of animal food makes man cruel and barbarous, and to take delight in pain and torture (e.g. bull- and bear-baiting, cock-fights, boxing matches and pleasures of the chase) . so the abstinence from that habit has an immediate tendency to soften the manners, and dispose the mind to receive uncommon satisfaction from the exercise of gentleness and humanity toward the minutest objects of creation'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        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. In five volumes.

      London, printed for the author and F. and C. [and J.] Rivington, 1802-1808. Five volumes in two (I-II; III-V). 8vo (23.0 x 14.1 cm). Title pages and indexes to each volume; 120 superb hand-coloured engraved plates with two or more accompanying text pages. Contemporary uniform blind-tooled half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and two green morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers and edges.= Rare first edition of one of the most important works of the prolific Anglo-Irish zoologist and publisher Edward Donovan (1768-1837), renowned for his lavishly illustrated "Natural History of British Birds", "Natural History of British Insects", "An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of India", and many others. Along with Bloch's and Bleeker's works on fishes, this is one of the most beautifully illustrated fish books. The fish have mostly been drawn from living specimens and are therefore very vivid. The fine colouring includes egg tempera and mineral colours, as seen in the blue of the stellated globe-fish or king-fish. The albumen overglaze and the special highlights have a most striking effect. Skilfully re-backed; a few plates lightly age-toned, several text pages with some light, marginal spotting, but overall a very good, clean, complete, and unmarked copy. Dean I, p. 330; Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 51; Nissen, ZBI 1141.

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        Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester. Vol. V. Part II

      1802. Full Publisher Name: 1st edit., Printed for Cadell and Davies, by R. & W. Dean & Co, Manchester, 1802. See, SMYTH, A.L. John Dalton 1766-1844 A Bibliography of Works By and about Him. 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30. BIBLIOTHECA OSLERIANA 1245. Simon Sprent's copy with his book label. Hand-coloured map of rivers, 4 engraved plates, two folding, list of members, contents, appendix, list of books presented to Society, index; viii+319-694pp; lacking last six pages of index, which for some reason were not bound in, a little spotting to a few leaves. 8vo contemp. polished calf, worn on extremities, damaged on upper joint, lacking spine labels, This volume of the periodical contains 17 articles including five by John Dalton, one by John Hull on the nervous system and two on sound by John Gough. The John Dalton articles are: 1. Experiments and Observations to determine whether the quantity of rain and dew is equal to the quantity of water carried off by the rivers and raised by evaporation: with an enquiry into the origin of springs. This paper was read in 1799. After the accumulation of much data, Dalton was able to show that springs are fed by rain and establish an understanding of the hydrological cycle. 2. Experiments and Observations on the power of fluids to conduct heat: with reference to Count Rumford's seventh essay on the same subject. This 'combated Count Rumford's view that the circulation of heat in fluids is by convection solely' DNB 3. Experiments and Observations on the heat and cold produced by the mechanical condensation and rarefaction of air. 'Contains the result that the temperature of air compressed to one-half its volume is raised 50 degree F' DNB 4. Experimental essays on the constitution of mixed gases; on the force of steam or vapour from water and other liquids in different temperatures, both in a torricellian vacuum and in air; on evaporation; and on the expansion of gases by heat. Contains four essays, the last describing Gay-Lussac's law. These essays set out the basis for his later atomic theory and Dalton's law of gases. 5. Meterological observations made at Manchester. These five important articles were re-issued as a book 'Philosophical Essays', Manchester, 1802 (See SMYTH 6), but what is offered here is the original printing of these scientific papers in the 'Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester'. They is only one earlier article by Dalton, his paper on colour-blindness. John Dalton [1766-1844] had a close connection with the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, which began when he was introduced to its meetings by Robert Owen and became a member in 1794 shortly after his arrival. in Manchester. He was elected Secretary in 1800, Vice-President in 1808 and was President from 1817 until his death. He used one of the rooms of the Society's building to conduct his experiments and communicated many of the results to its members at their meetings before they were published.

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        Veduta dell’Isola di Portoferraio

      Firenze 1802 - Il Viaggio Pittorico della Toscana di Francesco Fontani, fu per la prima volta pubblicato a Firenze dall’editore Giuseppe Tofani, tra il 1801 ed il 1803. L’opera è considerata uno dei più importanti e suggestivi libri figurati sulla Toscana, sia per la qualità grafica delle incisioni, sia per la gran quantità delle località ritratte. Nei tre volumi in folio che compongono questa ponderosa pubblicazione sono infatti inserite 209 tavole, finemente incise all’acquatinta dai fratelli Antonio e Jacopo Terreni (attivi a Livorno e Firenze tra la fine del diciottesimo e l’inizio del diciannovesimo secolo), da Giovanni Pera ed altri. Nove di queste tavole sono stampate a doppia pagina, raffigurando la carta della regione e una pianta e la veduta delle città principali: Firenze, Siena, Pisa, Livorno. Tutte le altre sono stampate a foglio singolo e raffigurano architetture o paesaggi relativi sia alle principali località che ai centri minori della Toscana. Notevole fu il successo del Viaggio Pittorico della Toscana, anche per il seguito di riproduzioni e di rifacimenti cui fu sottoposto, in Italia e all’estero, gran parte del suo corredo grafico. Moltissimi altri libri furono infatti illustrati in seguito con incisioni derivanti dalla grafica dei fratelli Terreni, mentre una seconda edizione dell’opera venne alla luce, in formato ridotto, nel 1817/18. Incisioni in rame all’acquatinta, stampate ad inchiostro bruno su carta vergata coeva, ampli margini, lievissime bruniture, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Cremonini pp. 145/148, 104. Dimensioni 345 230mm

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        THE TEMPORAL SUPPORT OF THE OSPEL MINISTRY IS A DIVINE APPOINTMENT; - THE SCRIPTURAL PROOF OF WHICH IS EXHIBITED IN A SERMON, PREACHED AT AURELIUS, OCTOBER 6TH, 1802, AT THE INSTALLATION OF THE REV. DAVID HIGGINS, TO THE PASTORAL CARE OF THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN THAT PLACE.

      G/No Dustjacket. 1802. Wraps. Owego: [1802]. [1803 was the event]. 48 pages, errata, moderately foxed and soiled, hand sewn contemporary plain wrappers. An early and scarce Owego, New York imprint. For a biography of Williston, described here as a "Missionary from Connecticut," see DAB. He says that Higgins has "the honor to be the first settled minister of our order in this beautiful extent of country, Onondaga and Cayuga." An Appendix includes "An Address to the Inhabitants in the New Settlements ...' by Williston. First Edition. Sabin 104533. AI 3567 with 3 locations. The printer was Daniel Cruger (1780-1843) who operated the first printing press in Owego 1801-1803. He sold the business to Henry Steward and Stephen Mack. They published the American Constellation Newspaper. Reference - Faibisuff & Hillman BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NEWSPAPERS IN FOURTEEN NEW YORK STATE COUNTIES 1973. pages 335-36. "Congregational Church - Religious services had been held prior to the organization of this church, in barns and dwelling-houses, and conducted by Rev. Seth Williston ... This church was formed ... November 17, 1803." page 267 OF W. B. Gay HISTORICAL GAZETTEER OF TIOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK, 1785 - 1888. Seth Williston gave the first sermon in Candor. - Avery. History of the Susquehanna Valley. .

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        Histoire médicale de l'armée d'Orient

      Paris, Croullebois, an X-1802, in 8°, de 6ff. 252pp. & 182pp. avec 1 tableau se dépl., - relié à la suite : Frank (Dr. Louis) Mémoire sur le Commerce des Nègres au Kaire et sur les Maladies auxquelles ils sont sujets en y arrivant. Paris: Migneret & B.Mathé 1802, de 2ff. 52pp., le tout relié en 1 vol. demi-veau brun époque, dos lisse orné, rousseurs et ff. brunis sinon bel exemplaire. Édition originale. Réunion de documents précieux pour l'histoire médicale de l'expédition d'Egypte. ¶ Blackmer 478 - De Meulenaere 70-71. "La seconde partie contient diverses notices de médecins de l'armée contenant leurs observations et leurs expériences durant la campagne. Ces médecins sont: Bruant, Carrié, Cérésole, Barbès, Renati, Savaresi, Vautier, Frank et Salze. On y trouve aussi des observations de Nouet, membre de l'Institut d'Égypte, et de Coutelle, membre de la Commission des Arts...".-2) Ce médecin d'origine allemande se trouvait à Malte quant il fut appointé médecin de l'Armée d'Egypte, puis membre de la commission sanitaire du Caire. Il témoigne de l'asservissement des Africains et de leurs problèmes médicaux tels qu'observés au Caire. Il indique le prix des esclaves et consacre 6 pages aux mutilations génitales faites aux femmes. (pp. 26 à 31). Rare. ¶ Hirsch, II, 601 - OCLC 3 ex. seulement.

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        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. In five volumes.

      - London, printed for the author and F. and C. [and J.] Rivington, 1802-1808. Five volumes in two (I-II; III-V). 8vo (23.0 x 14.1 cm). Title pages and indexes to each volume; 120 superb hand-coloured engraved plates with two or more accompanying text pages. Contemporary uniform blind-tooled half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and two green morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers and edges.= Rare first edition of one of the most important works of the prolific Anglo-Irish zoologist and publisher Edward Donovan (1768-1837), renowned for his lavishly illustrated "Natural History of British Birds", "Natural History of British Insects", "An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of India", and many others. Along with Bloch's and Bleeker's works on fishes, this is one of the most beautifully illustrated fish books. The fish have mostly been drawn from living specimens and are therefore very vivid. The fine colouring includes egg tempera and mineral colours, as seen in the blue of the stellated globe-fish or king-fish. The albumen overglaze and the special highlights have a most striking effect. Skilfully re-backed; a few plates lightly age-toned, several text pages with some light, marginal spotting, but overall a very good, clean, complete, and unmarked copy. Dean I, p. 330; Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 51; Nissen, ZBI 1141. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, b. Johannes Walch, "Australien (Südland) auch Polynesien oder Inselwelt, insgemein der fünfte Welttheil genannt .".

      - altkol., dat. 1802, 47 x 59,5 Einblattdruck ( Rare Single leaf ). Tooley, Dic. of Mapmakers. S. 649. - Oben rechts die Titelkartusche, unten links Erläuterungen zu den 3 Reisen des Captain Cook. Zeigt den westl. Pazifikraum , im Nordwesten Japan, China und Australien, im Nordosten die Sandwichinseln ( Hawai ), im Südosten die Gesellschaftsinseln, im Süden Neuseeland. Rechts sehr knapprandig.

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        The Iliad and Odyssey

      8vo. 4 vols. Contemporry full tree calf, gilt rules with green morocco gilt lettering pieces and oval number labels to spines; previous owners' signatures to prelims, internally very clean, very good. Second edition. The great pre-Romantic poet of the English countryside William Cowper (1731-1800) was also responsible for this highly regarded translation of Homer. It casts Homer's work into blank verse in the manner of Milton and thus highlights the grand traditions of epic poetry across different centuries.

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: Translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations Diligently compared and revised, By His Majesty's special Command.

      London:: John Reeves, 1802.. 4to. [ii], xxi pp. [228] ff. [a2, b-d4, e2, A-Z4, 2A-Z4, 3A-G4]. Original dark greenish-blue straight-grain morocco, gilt floral ruled borders, raised bands with three angels in three compartments, a.e.g. The binding is not sign but it is similar to other English bindings of the period, possibly Staggemeier & Welcher. The spine foot says “Genesis to Numbers” and “Reeves's – Edition” in gilt. Early armorial bookplate of W. H. Battie-Wrightson, Cusworth, Yorkshire. Extensively annotated in ink holograph (3 ½ pages on blank endleaves), being the record of Thomas de Grey's family births, marriages and deaths; he is the second son of Lord Walsingham, “a clergyman married Elizabeth Fourth Daughter of the Hon.ble. Brownlow North, Bishop of Winchester on the 12th of August 1802 by Special Licence at the Private Chapel at Winchester House Chelsea...” Very good. WITH A DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING of Philadelphia in 1790 and New York in 1820. The scene of Philadelphia shows churches, buildings, a harbor and shipping scene; on the reverse edge showing “New York” has various harbor buildings. Not signed; likely painted just prior to Leamington's owning this volume, thus ca. 1953. The artist is not known. Often an American bookstore would import a volume acquired from an artist or a British bookstore. Provenance: W. H. Battie-Wrightson, Cusworth, Yorkshire. William Wrightson (1752-1827), of Cusworth Hall, Doncaster, Yorkshire, was a former member of Parliament (1784-1790); his son of the same name, lived (1789-1879); it is unclear which person's bookplate the name refers. Brownlow North (1741-1820), (former owner, family member) was appointed Bishop of Winchester in 1781. [DNB]. More recently, a pencil note within the book indicates it was purchased from Leamington Book Shop, July 1953. A bookseller's clipped catalogue description appears to be that of Leamington's [Price: £18 10s. ca. 1953]. A later pencil note 12/98 indicates this book was priced in December 1998 at $1,600.

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        Libro de agricultura. ... Tomo I[-II]. Including: BROECK, Victor van den. Catecismo de agricultura. VILLE, Georges. Abonos químicos conferencias agrícolas.Seville, Biblioteca Científico Literaria; Madrid, Victoriano Suarez (colophon: printed by Salvador Acuña y Comp., Seville), 1878. 2 volumes. Imperial 16mo (18 x 11.5 cm). Later half turquoise sheepskin.

      REBUIN (4 copies?); cf. Schnurrer 425 (1802 ed.). Second Spanish edition of a classic 12th-century Arabic treatise on agriculture, known in Arabic as Kitab al-filaha. Most of the book deals with agriculture, including fruits, vegetables, grains (including rice), legumes and cotton, with discussions of soils, the benefits of letting fields lie fallow, crop rotation, fertilizers, irrigation, pruning, grafting, ploughing, making preserves, and plant diseases. The last few chapters discuss animal husbandry, including horses and animal diseases. It was the most comprehensive Arabic treatise on the subject, incorporating large parts of the most important earlier works on the subject, most notably the work of Ibn Wafid. Zakariya also made use of classical Greek sources.With bookplates. Slightly browned and with two or three leaves with minor marginal defects, but still in good condition. Bindings very good. A comprehensive practical guide to agriculture, originally written in Arabic ca. 1185.

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