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        Iris Monnieri / Iris de Lemonnier [Lemmonnier's Iris] [Pl. 236]

      Paris: Imprimerie de Didot jeune, 1802-16. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by de Gouy. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing. 21 x 13 3/4 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 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.

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        The New American Practical Navigator; Being an Epitome of Navigation . . . Enriched with a Number of New Tables . . . Many Thousand Errors Are Corrected

      Newburyport, MA: Edmund M. Blunt. Very Good-. 1802. First Edition. Hardcover. Front board detatched. Left edge of folding map is missing, but the remaining panels are intact with two open seams needing to be repaired (one is 1/2" long and the other 2 and 3/8" long). Usual age toning and foxing associated with a book of this vintage, but does not affect the legibility of the text. ; A rare copy of this First Edition Bowditch. Tight binding and clean, unmarked pages - other than toning, as noted. Original leather binding with chips to some of the spine's lettering and heel - see image. Previous ownership names and dates on free endpapers. Errata pages in rear, along with Catalogue of Blunt's publications. ; Folding Map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 589 pages .

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        The Bardic Museum of Primitive British Literature... the Musical, Poetical and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids

      3 Green Street, London: A Strahan, 1802 The Bardic Museum of Primitive British literature and Other Admirable Rarities Forming the Second Volume of the Musical, Poetical and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids..... Refurbished by Delrue with traditional hard covers in Buckram, bookcloth, re-sewing, cleaning pages, some repaired, new endpapers, sewing on four tapes rounding & backing title in real gold on the spine. Internally, (xx), 112 pp, music score and notes, articles on Early Learning among the Ancient Britons, Some Account of Taliesin, Thirteen Rarities of Royal Regalia, etc, watermark of 1800, hand coloured frontis of the Harper and audience by Ibbetson & the landscape by Smith Engraved by Rowlanson, some edges with repairs. (OCLC 38719720) ("Jones had prepared a third volume, a portion only of which was published at his death, the remainder being issued subsequently." -Grove, Dict. of music.) (Libri Walliae 2848/p352) Title continues: 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, Regalias, The Wonders of Wales, etc With English translations and historic illustrations likewise the Ancient War-Tunes of the Bards.... etc

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

      Paris: Lemarchand, 1802-3 - 14 volumes, duodecimo (141 × 92 mm). Finely bound in mid-19th-century green calf backed boards, titles gilt to spines, marbled sides and endpapers, green speckled edges. Very mild rubbing to ends and corners, and slight fading to spines, but an exceptionally well preserved set in excellent condition. Engraved frontispiece to each volume. An attractively bound library set of Richardson's Clarissa Harlowe (originally published in 1748) translated into French.

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        Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth

      London: Cadell and Davies 1802, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 528pp. Very good. Octavo. Bound in an attractive modern full tree calf with speckled calf spine. Old marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Title page a bit soiled. Old ownership name on title page. Old stamp removed from the back of the title page. Text block very clean. A landmark book in the history and progress of science and geology in the 19th century, which summarized and advanced the Huttonian concept of Uniformitarianism. Uniformitarianism, the principle that natural laws operating today have always operated at roughly the same rates, including into the distant past, has informed the ideas of many scientists, including Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin. The vastly long time scales required by Uniformitarianism were essential to the success of Darwin's theory of Decent by Modification, the cornerstone to his Theory of Evolution. Contains a signed note from Playfair to his publishers Cadell & Davies asking for two copies of the "Illustrations" to be given to the bearer of the note John Forbes. Rare especially in this nice condition and with a great note..

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        Manuscrit trouvé au mont Pausilype.

      Le Normant,, Paris 1802 - First edition. A Royalist throughout the Revolution, the author spent several periods in hiding, but emerged as a prolific journalist and novelist after the fall of Robespierre, contributing to the Journal des débats, and Journal général de France. A popular novel, making use of the the well-established manuscrit trouvé trope, Hector Berlioz recalled reading it (in a meadow) at the age of 17 (Voyage Musical, 1844). 5 vols, 12mo (170 × 88 mm), pp. [4], 300; [4], 353, [1]; [4], 268; [4], 275, [1]; [4], 360, complete with half-titles, plus 5 engraved frontispieces by Maradan. Occasional spots and stains. Contemporary sprinkled half calf, spines gilt, red morocco labels. Slightly rubbed. A very good set. [OCLC: BL only outside continental Europe, no US copies.] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Memoire sur les Collections de Grands et Petits Voyages, et sur la collection de voyages de Melschisedech Thevenot

      Baudouin. Hardcover. Paris, 1802. Folio, 401 pp. Paper covered board, plain cloth spine. An important work on Thevenot by the archivist Camus. It remains one of the most important reference works on Thevenot and his voyages. This copy is in good minus condition with some foxing to pages and frequent spotting tiny marks of white paint or whiteout. A very scarce work, the last copy turning up at auction in 1981. Sabin 10328 . Good. 1802. First Edition.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the Sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches

      London: Pub. for John Reeves (pr. by W. Bulmer), 1802. 8vo (24 cm, 9.5"). vi, [694] pp. There were minor differences between the Prayer Books of the Church of England and the Church of Ireland up until 1801, the year that the churches merged; the various 1801 BCPs were the first to use the "United Church" designation. John Reeves had been appointed king's printer in 1800, and edited his own version of the BCP, of which this is the second edition; the separate title-page following the preliminary matter is dated 1801. (That preliminary matter, offering historical and liturgical commentary, is extensive and interesting.) Fore-edge: This beautiful example bears a subtly shaded => fore-edge painting showing Westminster Abbey in the background behind a waterfront view with sailboats. Binding: Full straight-grain dark olive green morocco, covers framed in elegant feather and pearl twist gilt roll, turn-ins with floral gilt roll. Stone-pattern marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Griffiths, Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer, 1802/1. Binding as above, mild rubbing overall with some abraded areas consolidated, joints and extremities subtly repaired, aesthetically appropriate endbands supplied. Title-page with inked ownership inscription dated 1803, "The gift of my beloved husband." Intermittent faint spots of foxing, mostly confined to early leaves. One inked marginal annotation in an early hand, three psalms (145–47) with small inked emphasis marks, pages otherwise clean.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        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. Leather Bound. Very Good. 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.

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      London: For T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1802. First Edition. Hardcover. EXPLORATION; Crimea; 28; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xxiv, 446, [2] pages; A TOUR, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1795-6, THROUGH THE TAURIDA, OR CRIMEA, the antient kingdom of Bosphorus, the once-powerful republic of Tauric Cherson, and all the other countries on the north shore of the Euxine, ceded to Russia by the Peace of Kainardgi and Jassy; described in a series of letters to her husband, the editor, Matthew Guthrie. Contemp. 1/2 calf leather & marbled bds. ; scuffed, spine chipped, corners rubbed, joints stressed, hinges reinforced. With 2 fold. Maps (incl. Lg. Map with outline color- color does not show up in this graphic) , 3 plates, 8 full pages of numismatic illus. , text illus. Scattered light to occasionally moderate foxing, some offsetting, lg. Fold. Map clean. With errata, adverts. Adt'l graphics of book exterior, title page and coins available. .

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        FARMACOPEA FERRARESE. Prima edizione napolitana correttissima.

      Marotta,, [Napoli], 1802 - in-16, pp. VIII, 240, leg. p. perg. coeva. Bella vignetta in rame al front. con l’aquila e un putto che sorreggono il cartiglio con la scritta "A spese di Luca Marotta e si vendono nella sua Libreria dirimpettto al Sedile di Nilo n. 10 Ano. 1802". L’opera più imp. del medico ferrarese (1753-1832) in cui classifica centinaia di piante medicinali delle zone del Basso Po, con le ricette per l’impiego terapeutico. Apparsa per la prima volta a Ferrara nel 1797. Pergamena della leg. legg. macchiata ma freco esempl. [007]

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        The Northampton Collection of Sacred Harmony. In Three Parts. Containing, I. A Plain and Concise Introduction to the Grounds of Music. II. A large Number of Psalm Tunes, selecterd from the most approved and eminent Authors. And adapted them to all the different Metres and Keys used in Churches. III. A Number of Pieces of several verses each, many of which are compositions never before published, and calculated for the use of Churches, sand extraordinary occaisons; - with a number of universally approved Anthems

      Northampton:: Printed, Typographically... By Andrew Wright. - For Daniel Wright. 1802. Oblong octavo. Calf-backed paper-covered wooden boards. 1f. (recto title, verso preface), pp. & & [ii] (r. title, v. preface), 7-12 (Musical Notes with their Rests; Musical Characters; Of Time, and its various Marks or Modes; Of Beating; Of Syncopation; Of Accent; Of the Keys of Music; Scale of Semitones; Lessons for Tuning the Voice; An Explanation of Terms Used in Music), [13]-129 printed music, 130-[1]35 (blank printed staves),136 (index). & & With contemporary ownership signature and date to title: "Esther Long Dec... the 27 1803," etc. & & With contemporary manuscript to p. [1]35.& & Contains printed music and text to 70 American compositions, 17 non-American and 3 unidentified. Attributions include to Billings (9), Broderip, Brownson (2), Bull, Capin (2), Carpenter, Chandler, Coan, Deaolph, Edson, (2), Frary, Giardini, Handel, Har[monia] Sacra (4), Holden (8), Holyoke, Kimball, Knibb, L[ock] Hospital, J. Leach, M. Luther, Madan & Mann, Mann (23), Mitchell, Morgan, Parmeter, Read (5), Walden, [Benjamin] West, [Elisha] West (2), W[illiams] Coll[ection], and Wood (4). Binding quite worn, paper almost entirely lacking, upper chipped at outer edge, upper portion of lower board detached but present, free endpapers lacking. Title somewhat browned and soiled; uniformly browned throughout; occasional minor foxing; several small tears; some mispagination; pp. 65/66 torn at outer edge; pp. [8]9/90 lacking at outer edge slightly affecting text and notation; pp. 91/92 slightly lacking at outer edge not affecting text or notation. . Second Edition. ASMI 375. Metcalf: American Psalmody p. 38. & & Includes 4 first American printings (Durham, Peru, Psalm 47 and Reliance) and 3 possible first American printings (New 100, Nos. 32 and 35).

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      London: Vernor and Hood, 1802. Three volumes. Translated from the French by T.S. Smollett. The first Smollett translation was in 1748. Signed bindings by Bayntun of Bath. Each front cover has a different character with inlaid leathers in multiple colors. Ornate border designs in gilt with corner florets. Panelled spines with gilt designs and lettering. Inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. Wood engraved tail pieces. Gold round book-plate of Fred Robison Heryer on front pastedown of each volume. Mr. Heryer lived in Lawrence, Kansas and owned a brokerage business in Kansas City. All edges gilt. Front joints weak but intact. Marginal brown stain on pp.97-98 in Volume 2. Paper repair to bottom fore-edge of p.321 in Volume 3. This is an extra-illustrated set with the original ten full-page plates, WHICH HAVE BEEN HAND-COLORED. They were originally in black and white. An additional 35 plates have been inserted, mounted on heavy white stock. The extra plates were drawn by Smirke and Cruikshank. Le Sage (1668-1747) was a French novelist and playwright. He first published this picaresque novel in 1715. An elegant edition of the classic of French literature. Housed in a custom slipcase. 399, 392, 420pp.. Later Edition. Full Cranberry Morocco. Gentle Wear Only/No Jacket. Octavo.

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      Stockholm,: Tryckt hos Johan Chr. Holmberg,. 1802.. 8vo: ¹^2 A - L^8 M^3. 7" x 4-1/4". 1st edition thus. [4], 182, [2] pp.. Period tan half-calf with speckled paper boards.. Wear at the extremities, including a bit of minor chipping to spine. crown. Period pos. A VG+ copy.. Djurberg was a respected cartographer at Uppsala University. Map is of the West Indies, and includes Hayti, Porto Rico, the tip of Florida, and [in an insert] the Bahamas. & & OCLC records 6 cc [of 7 total] in the US. . Fold-out hand-colored map at rear, dated 1798.

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        The Medallic History of England

      London; E.Harding. 1802, 1802. Large Paper. Folio, second edition although the first edition published under this title. pp.112 , illustrated with 40 copper-engraved plates. An uncut copy, nicely bound c.1900 in full brown polished calf, gilt titled to spine with raised bands tooled in blind, marbled endpapers. Internally very clean, covers a little rubbed and scratched. Shows extremely well. The controversial John Pinkerton was a Scottish antiquarian, author, forger, numismatist, pseudo-historian, and early advocate of Germanic racial supremacy theory, who wished to purge his country's history of all Celtic elements; His assertion that the Celtic race was incapable of assimilating the highest forms of civilisation excited " violent disgust," but the Enquiry was twice reprinted, in 1794 and 1814, and is still of value for the documents embodied in it. He also claimed the Gaels, or Highlanders, were a degenerate impostor race and set his time and inventive mind to collecting and creating older Anglo-Scottish literature to prove his theories. He published an essay on Medals in 1784, and in 1785, under a psudonym, wrote his bold but eccentric Letters of Literature depreciating the classical authors of Greece and Rome. historians have hinted at mild insanity, but despite this, Pinkerton is still an important figure in the history of British antiquarianism; his more useful works include the Medallic History of England to the Revolution (1790), a large, general Collection of Voyages and Travels (1808–1814); a New Modern Atlas (1808–1819) ; and his Petralogy (1811). Lowndes. Bibliography of English Literature, p.1871.

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        Traité des Bâtiments propres à loger les animaux, qui sont nécessaires à l'économie rurale; contenant des règles sur les proportions, les dispositions et les emplacements, qu'il convient de donner aux écuries, aux étables, aux bergeries, aux poullaillers, aux ruchers, etc

      Leipzig: Chez Voss et Compagnie, 1802 [xii] - 72 pages, 50  planches  gravées  d'après  les  dessins  de  l'auteur  par  Frosch,  Natling,  Hullmann... (incluant le frontispice). 275mm x 390mm. Pages non-rognées, en très bonne condition, propres et solides. Reliure cartonnée usée sur les bords et les coiffes. TITRE D'UNE GRANDE RARETÉ. Photos disponibles sur demande. // [xii] - 72 pages, 50 engraved plates (including the frontispiece). 27,5cm x 39cm. Pages are uncut, in very good condition, clean and tight. Original boards, binding worn at the edges and spine. VERY RARE. Photos available upon request.

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        Quatuor monumenta aenea e terra in Suecia eruta, tabulis aereis et brevi commentatione illustrata.

      Accessere nonnulla de litteratura cufica. Sthlm, J. A. Carlbohm, 1802. 8:o. (6),71,(1) s. & 4 grav. plr. Med grav. myntavbildningar på titelbladet, s. 56 och 71. + HALLENBERG, J. Tilläggning till en år 1802 utgifven latinsk afhandling, kallad Quatuor monumenta aenea. Sthlm, H. A. Nordström, 1816. 8:o. 8 s. Häftad i samtida ngt nött blått klistermarmorerat pappomslag. Ouppskuren. Omslaget med några småfläckar och ryggen med små ytliga pappersförluster. Bra ex. på skrivpapper med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Hesse Svensk numismatisk bibliografi 0883-84. Arbetena "beskrifver ett fynd, som träffades vid Tullinge i Botkyrke socken och Söder-Törn, bestående af tvänne viggelika kärl med sina lock, omgifna med spiral-ringar". Bondsonen, sedermera riksantikvarien och Vitterhetsakademiens sekreterare, Jonas Hallenberg (1748-1834) var historiker i Voltaires anda. I hans digra produktion ingår bl.a. ett antal numismatiska arbeten

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        Mémoire historique et politique sur La Louisiane, par M de Vergennes, Ministre de Louis XVI, Accompané d'un Précis de la vie de ce Ministre, et suivi d'autres Mémoires sur l'Indostan, Saint-Domingue, la Corse et la Guyane

      Paris: Chez LePetit jeune, libraire, An X.- 1802. First edition. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt title and decoration on spine, marbled endpapers. A very good copy, rebacked with original backstrip laid down, edge wear, some leaves browned, occasional minor dampstain. Sm. 8vo. Includes six items covering: Louisiana (and Canada), p. [25]-181; India (l'Indostan), p. [183]-228; Haiti (Saint-Domingue), p. [229]-239; Corsica (Corse), p. [241]-251; Guiana (Guyane), p. [253]-272; and "Lettre de M. le chevalier Turgot, a M. le duc de Choiseul. Paris, le 10 octobre 1765", p. [273]-300, with each section having separate half titles except for the last. Vergennes was a French diplomat serving as Foreign Minister from 1774 during the reign of Louis XVI, who helped to conclude a treaty with the American Colonies. The first section on Louisiana and Canada was probably written about 1777, published only after France had reclaimed Louisiana but shortly before its acquisition by the United States. Much interesting material on both New France and Louisiana. A few sources argue the work was not by Vergennes. Sabin 98971. Streeter III: 1573. Howes V74. Raines: 208. Brunet IV: 14019.

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        A Collection of Designs for Rural Retreats, as Villas. Principally in the Gothic and Castle styles of Architecture

      London: printed by V. Griffiths, published by J. & T. Carpenter and others, [No date, plates dated 1802 but watermarked 1801-1808, text 1801]. Quarto. (13 x 10 5/8 inches). Aquatint additional title, 24 aquatint plates and plans, each printed in a single colour: black, dark brown, bistre or blue. Contemporary tree calf gilt, covers with border of single gilt roll, the flat spine divided into six compartments by horizontal fillets, black morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with decorative repeat tooling in gilt with pointillé work (joints rubbed). A beautifully illustrated work, mostly in the neo-Gothic style, from one of the great architectural draughtsmen of the late-18th century. This valuable work begins with an essay by Malton 'Reflections on the necessity and advantage of temporary retirement' - 'The wise, the virtuously independent, who prefer the pure and tranquil retirement of the country, to the foetid joys of the tumultuous city, are they who take the most likely means to enjoy that blessing of life, happiness' (p.ii). This is followed by an introduction in which he recommends the smaller house or 'villa' as against a single very large mansion. 'Many families have been either ruined, or greatly hurt by a madness for building magnificent houses, in town or country, which have too often proved the tombs of the most substantial riches, and have soon passed into the hands of strangers' (p.9). The final section gives explanations of the fine plates, beginning with a definition of the 'rural retreat' or villa: 'A Villa, may be defined, the country retreat of a nobleman or gentleman. Its character is elegance, and its situation should be retired. A Villa should not be of great extent ... It should be capable of accommodating a few chosen friends with ease and comfort; wherefore it should possess every requisite convenience for domestic felicity. Its contour should be uniform, and distinguished by unadorned beauty of form, or by just distribution of chaste ornament' (p.15). James Malton, was the son of Thomas Malton (1726-1801) and the younger brother of Thomas Malton Jr. (1748-1804). The whole family worked as architectural draughtsmen, but also specialised in different but related areas: Malton senior was noted for his work on the theory of perspective and pure geometry, Thomas Malton Jr. became well-known as a teacher (J.M.W. Turner wrote 'My real master was Tom Malton) and for his highly accurate drawings of London, whilst James was evidently keen to secure work as a practising architect: 'Mr. Malton would furnish an estimate of the cost that would be incurred in Building not only any design of this collection, but any other design of his he might make; and would enter into contract for the just execution thereof ' ('advertisement' page following the title) Abbey Life 35; Archer 196:1; Prideaux p.343; RIBA, III, 2015

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      London: A. Strahan for T. Cadell, jun. & W. Davies, 1802.. xxvi,[2],332,58pp. Errata leaf. Folding engraved map by Aaron Arrowsmith and fourteen etched and engraved plates. Half title. Quarto. Original paper-covered boards, rebacked with original paper backstrip laid down. A small stain at the very bottom edge of a few leaves and plates, but overall very clean and fresh internally. A very handsome copy, in original condition, untrimmed. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. "My object has been to travel with my eyes open, and to relate what I have seen in the simple language of truth" - Martin Sauer in the preface (p. xiv). Sauer, an Englishman who served on the expedition as "private secretary and translator," here provides a largely firsthand account of the expedition under Joseph Billings undertaken between 1785 and 1794 to map and describe the farthest eastern reaches of the Russian empire, from Kamchatka in the southwest, eastwards through the Aleutians, then north to the Bering Strait and the coast of Alaska. The work includes a detailed description of the voyage, of the natives encountered and their customs, including (in the appendix) vocabularies of the Yukagir, Yakut, Tungoose, Kamchatka, Aleutian, and Kodiak languages. "This is the first account in English of the first major exploring expedition sent out by the Russians to the Frozen Ocean and the north Pacific after Bering's second expedition of 1741" - Streeter. The fine large chart was made by Aaron Arrowsmith from Sauer's notes and Captain Billings' astronomical observations and offers the most accurate map to date of the region. This map is ably complemented by William Alexander's spectacular plates showing the peoples, settlements, and topography of the region. HILL 1528. HOWES S117, "aa." LADA-MOCARSKI 58. PHILLIPS ALASKA MAPS, p.23. SABIN 77152. STREETER SALE 3499. WICKERSHAM 6134. EBERSTADT 119:19.

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        The Costume of Turkey,

      London: William Miller,, 1802. illustrated by a Series of Engravings; with Descriptions in English and French. Folio (352 × 258 mm). Contemporary diced russia, title gilt to the spine, raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt and blind, boards similarly attractively tooled with concentric panels in gilt and blind, pearl and thread edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers, floral roll to the turn-ins. Hand-coloured stipple-engraved vignette to the title page, and 60 similar plates by Dadley and William Poole after Dalvimart. A little rubbed, rebacked with the original spine laid down, some discolouration on the joints, bookplate removed from the front pastedown, light browning, and some off-setting from, but not to, the plates, remains a very good copy. First edition, plates and text watermarked 1796. Dalvimart is somewhat of an enigma. Thieme/Becker gives no place of birth or death, explaining merely that he was "an artist and engraver active in England, based Paris in 1803". According to the preface "the Drawings, from which these plates have been engraved, were made on the spot, about four years ago …" and he was also apparently in Athens in 1797. This is the only work listed for him - in various iterations - on OCLC, with Thieme/Becker adding only mention of a plate of the Great Sphinx published in Paris. The text, which was almost certainly compiled by William Alexander, draws on d'Ohson, d'Herbelot, Dallaway, Olivier, Tott, Montague, and Tournefort amongst others, and draws upon the "manuscript notices" of Dalvimart, but as is admitted in the preface "the merits of this work depend upon the accuracy and beauty of the drawings and truth of the colouring", and as shown in this copy, these are considerable.

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      Jamaica: Printed by Alexander Aikman [and Alexander Aikman, Jr.], 1802/1812-1814.. Four volumes. Folio. Contemporary half calf and boards. Calf rubbed. Minor foxing. Else a very nice lot, untrimmed. A massive compilation of the ordinances, bills, proposals, memorials, and other items brought before the house for these years, each volume averaging circa 250 pages. The first such publications appeared in 1784-85. Evidently this format was terminated in 1866. CUNDALL 637. SABIN 35672 (note).

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        A Compendious Geographical and Historical Grammar

      London,: W. Peacock and Sons, 1802-, 1804.. Three volumes altogether, duodecimo, engraved folding maps highlighted in watercolour; uniformly bound in contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt; a fine and charming set in an original matching bookform box, gilt tooled spine. Fine example of a gentleman's reference library in miniature, contained in its original custom-made bookform box, and including two geographical reference works - one arranged alphabetically and the other by region. The third volume is a general biographical dictionary from ancient to contemporary times.The two geographical references, which were intended as companion volumes, are of particular interest for what they show of the dissemination of information about discoveries in the Pacific to the general reading public. As late as 1802, some thirty years after the discovery of the east coast by Cook, the Geographical and Historical Grammar notes the existence of New Holland only in a postscript entitled "New Discoveries": 'New Holland, an exceedingly large island in the Southern part of the Indian Ocean, upon the Eastern shore of which, at Botany Bay, the British have, with these few years, begun a new settlement'. This statement is followed by a list of Pacific Ocean discoveries and advice to consult the Geographical Dictionary for further information.The Dictionary, here in its 1804 edition, includes folding maps of Australasia and Polynesia, with individual listings of numerous new discoveries in the Pacific. Whilst there are very brief entries for Botany Bay and New Holland, New Zealand, Otaheite, and "Papous, Land of" (Papua), there is a very detailed entry for the Sandwich Islands, including information about the history and geography of the islands, the native inhabitants, their culture and language.

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        ARITHMETIQUE UNIVERSELLE DE NEWTON, Traduite du Latin en Francais; Avec Des Notes Explicatives, Par Noel Beaudeux

      Paris: Chez Bernard, 1802. 2 volumes bound as one. First French edition. Extensively illustrated with folding engraved diagrams of geometric problems. 4to, contemporary calf with gilt tooling on covers and spine. Red morocco lettering panel. Gilt stamp of the “Prix du College Royal D’Henry IV” on both covers. xxiv, 252; 258, errata,1 ad. A fine, especially bright copy with a small tear to upper spine. These algebraic lectures given by Newton at Cambridge were first published by William Whiston in 1707. Whiston “extracted from Newton a somewhat reluctant permission to print it. Among several new theorems on various points in algebra and the theory of equations, Newton here enunciates the following important results. He explains that the equation whose roots are a solution of a given problem will have as many roots as their are different probable cases..He extends Descartes rules of signs to give limits to the number of imaginary roots..The most interesting theorem contained in the work is his attempt to find a rule (analogous to that of Descartes for real roots) by which the number of imaginary roots of a equation can be determined.” Later, with the idea of stimulating annotations to the work, Gravedsande published SPECIMIN COMMENTARII IN ARITHMETICAM UNIVERSLAEM; and Maclaurins’s ALGEBRA seems to have been written in response to this.

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        The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments: Together with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations diligently compared and revised

      Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1802. Leather Bound. Very Good +. C. Tiebout. 9 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches. 4to. 913 (Bible) + [40] (index and appendix) + 118 (Concordance) + [1] pages. Bible with 30 engraved plates and maps. Folding maps intact, including the larger item, Journeyings of the Children of Israel. Each Testament has a separate title page, as does the Concordance. Index of plates on final leaf. Purchase statement at the end of the NT (p. 913), is completed in ink, "Humphrey Pratt/1804." There are three sets of Family Records, one after each Testament and 4 pages before the NT, providing genealogical information on the Pratt family of Saybrook, CT. Foxing and toning throughout and minor edge wear to a few pages. From the library of Samuel Hart, of Old Saybrook, CT. Hills 88. O'Callaghan 63p. Bound in contemporary full brown calf which has evidence of heat damage to the covers. Professionally rebacked to style with red spine label. From the library of Samuel Hart, which experienced a fire that damaged a number of books. As a result, items from Hart's library are extremely rare. Samuel Hart (1845-1917) was dean of the Berkeley Divinity School, the (un)official "middle way" seminary of the Episcopal Church at Middletown, Connecticut. In 1886, he became the third custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer. In 1892, he became secretary of the House of Bishops. In 1898, he became the fourth historiographer of the Episcopal Church. He served in all three of these offices until his death. (In 1893, he was elected Bishop of Vermont, but he declined the office.) A very nice and unique rarity.

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        The Columbian Repository of Sacred Harmony

      Exeter, NH: From the music press of Henry Ranlet, [1802]. Oblong 4to. (8 3/4 x 11 inches). xxiv, 471, [1]pp. 1p. list of subscriber's in the rear. (A4 with minor losses at sheet edges, scattered minor worming and tears). Original sheep backed blue paper covered boards. The most important compilation of American sacred music of its time Holyoke "a composer singing master, and schoolteacher, graduated from Harvard College in 1789. He was descended from two noteworthy New England families, he Holyokes and the Peabodys. Nothing has been discovered about his musical training, though he may have helped to organize the 'select band of students' that played in the Harvard commencement procession in 1787 ... He seems to have made his living chiefly as a teacher of singing schools. He lived and worked mostly in Essex county, where he founded the Essex Musical Association (1797) ... The most prolific American composer of his time, he aligned himself with the forces of musical reform" (American Sacred Music Imprints). The Columbian Repository was the largest collection of music that had been gathered in America up to that time, containing 732 compositions with lyrics and musical notation, including thirty-three set pieces for three or four voices, and a few for five voices. About half the compositions are for psalms, and half for "hymns and spiritual songs." Many of the tunes were composed by Holyoke himself, but he also includes psalms and hymns by Belknap, Watts, and several others (the index distinguishes between American and European composers and sources). A fundamental compilation of early American religious music, and a remarkable production from the musical press of Henry Ranlet, the most noted musical publisher in New England at the time. American Sacred Music Imprints 256; Wolfe, Secular Music in America, p.393; Sabin 32674; American Imprints 2421; Brinley Sale 5924.

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      - MATEMÁTICA. MECÂNICA. DINÂMICA. ESTÁTICA. Catenárias (cabos e tensores). [Por] Bacharel em Mathematica. Coimbra. Circa. 1802. 1 volume (de 22x16 cm) com circa de 101+141 fólios. Encadernação da época com lombada e cantos em pele, cansada. Profusamente ilustrado com figuras matemáticas desenhadas a 2 dimensões e a 3 dimensões com montagens das respectivas projecções das funções no espaço (apresentando-se as figuras em desdobráveis de papel, tipo cacteres móveis ou 'pop-up'). Manuscrito a uma só mão firme, regular e muito legível. Obra de matemática de um professor da Universidade de Coimbra, apresentando-se completa e destinada a ser utilizada como referência cientifica ou a ser dada ao prelo, i. e., pronta a ser impressa. Obra manuscrita de grande interesse cientifico e para a o estudo do avanço do progresso da matemática em Portugal; não se encontrando reunida como apontamentos académicos (vulgo, não se trata de uma sebenta académica), devido ao tipo de sistematização e a um cuidado absolutamente original na sua organização e na apresentação das matérias. [EN] 18th Century manuscript on Mathematics. Mechanics. Dynamics. Static. Catenary wires (cables and turnbuckles). Coimbra. Circa. 1802. 1 volume (22x16 cm) with circa 101+141 folios. Binding: contemporary half calf, worned out. Profusely illustrated with mathematical figures drawn in two dimensions and three dimensions with assemblies of the functions projections in dimensional spaces, presenting the figures in folding paper as 'pop-ups'. Manuscript written on steady hand, regular and very readable. Work from a professor of mathematics at the University of Coimbra, presenting a complete book intended to be used as a scientific reference or to be given to the press, i. e. ready to be printed. Handwritten work of great scientific interest and to the study of the advance and progress of mathematics in Portugal. (N. B. It is not a student draft due to the kind of systematization absolutely unique in its organization and presentation of subjects). Location/localizacao: raros

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        Iris flavescens / Iris à fleurs jaunes [Pale Iris] [Pl. 374]

      Paris: Imprimerie de Didot jeune, 1802-16. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Lemaire. Trimmed within platemark at top, otherwise very good condition. 20 3/8 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 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.

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        Debates in the Congress of the United States on the Bill for Repealing the Law "For the More Convenient Organization of the Courts of the United States;" During the First Session of the Seventh Congress, and a List of the Yeas and Nays on That Interesting Subject

      Albany: Whiting, Leavenworth and Whiting, 1802. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardback: contemporary full leather with morocco and gilt spine label; gilt banded spine. . Near very good condition./No dust jacket, as issued.. Scarce record of the politically-charged U.S. House and Senate debates on the repeal of the Judiciary Act of 1801 during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Moderate to heavy edgewear, rubbing, and scuffing. Corners bumped and front board slightly warped. Minor edge tear at head of spine. Hinges firm and secure. Small contemporary number written inside front board. Pages toned with occasional foxing. Heavy foxing from pages 723-740. Slight dampstain to lower margin of last page of text and endpapers. An important primary source on the role and powers of the Federal judiciary, Congress, and the executive branch in the early nation.

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      London: Printed by T. Bensley...for J. White, 1802.. xxiii,[1],309pp., plus forty-one handcolored aquatint plates (including dedication leaf), a folding colored map, and a colored plan of the Battle of the Nile. Quarto. Modern three-quarter red morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Very slight shelf wear. Quite clean, fresh, and unblemished internally. A handsome, near fine copy. A fully colored copy of the quarto edition of this important account of Nelson's victory at the Battle of the Nile, and of his subsequent tour of the Mediterranean. Quarto copies were offered colored and uncolored; the majority were issued as uncolored aquatints. Willyams served as chaplain of the Swiftsure, a ship in Nelson's squadron, and he was present at the Battle of the Nile. The DNB calls this book "the first, the most particular, and the most authentic account of the battle." Willyams was a talented topographer and artist, and this is a handsomely produced book, showing the skill of the printer, Bensley. The plates are after drawings done by Willyams and include a plan of the battle, as well as views in Sicily, Syracuse, Egypt, Alexandria, Syria, Venice, Gibraltar, and other locations around the Mediterranean. The text includes well- written descriptions of all these places and more. ABBEY 196. BLACKMER 1813. HILMY II:335. PRIDEAUX, pp.223, 357. COX II:448. JCB MARITIME HAND-LIST 1235. NMM 5:1657.

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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, 5 Volumes

      London: F. And C. Rivington, Bye and Law, 1802. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Donovan, E.. 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.

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        Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte pendant les campagnes du General Bonaparte

      Paris: P. Didot, An X [1802]. 2 volumes (text large quarto [12 x 9 1/8 inches], atlas large folio [23 x 17 inches]). Text: half-title, list of subscribers. Atlas: 143 engraved plates (numbered 1-141, plus 20 bis and 54 bis) on 142 sheets (plates 4 and 5 on the same sheet). Uncut. Contemporary French blue paper covered boards, expert repairs to the spine of the atlas. Housed in blue morocco backed boxes. A foundation work of Egyptology by "the first to reveal the richness of Egyptian art to Europe" (Atabey). "At [Napoleon] Bonaparte's invitation Denon eagerly accepted an opportunity to join the expedition to Egypt (1798), and while there accompanied General Louis Charles Antoine Desaix up and down the Nile in pursuit of Murad Bey, recording antiquities as he went. He returned to France with Napoleon in 1800, and within the space of two years produced his monumental Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte, which contained 141 of his illustrations" (Howgego D34). The remarkable plates which illustrate this work, each described in detail in the accompanying text, are of great importance to Egyptology as they illustrate for the first time many new discoveries. Denon accompanied Napoleon's expedition to Egypt, and the present series of plates are among the great artistic achievements of that monumental campaign. The work was first published in two folio volumes in 1802. Later that year the present edition was published with the text in large quarto and the atlas in "folio atlantique"; octavo, duodecimo and other editions followed. "Denon's work has been justly praised. As a member of the Commission des Sciences et Arts which accompanied Napoleon's expedition to Egypt, he remained in Egypt for thirteen months, working continuously to record the Egyptian monuments. He was the first to reveal the richness of Egyptian art to Europe" (Atabey). Blackmer 471; Gay 1998; Atabey 338 (1807 edition); Carre I: pp. 118-125; Howgego D34.

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      Philadelphia. 1802.. Four volumes. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Extremities worn, boards scuffed. Head of spine on second volume chipped. Contemporary ownership inscription on fly leaf. Light scattered foxing. Good. Second edition of the collected works of John Witherspoon, with an account of his life by John Rodgers. Witherspoon, a Scottish-born clergyman, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and became president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). He served in the Continental Congress for six years and involved himself in several important debates on the powers of government. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 3572. FELCONE 1430.

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        Lettres à Madame de C. sur la botanique, et sur quelques sujets de physique et d'histoire naturelle.

      Paris und Straßburg, Levrault frères, an X (1802). - 2 Bde. (4), VIII, 9-273, (3) SS. (4), 316, (6) SS. Mit 4 gefalt. tabellar. bzw. Holzschnitt-Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und dekorativer Rückenvergoldung. Herald. Bibliotheksmarke am Vorderdeckel. Marmorvorsätze. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe der naturhistorischen Briefe des Botanikers Bernard de Montbrison (1768-1832). - Die Tafel "systèm du monde" mit Quetschfalten und kleinen Randläsuren. Für die "Landmarks II"-Serie mikroverfilmt. - Ecken bestoßen; sonst dekorativ gebundene Bände aus der Bibliothek Schönborn-Buchheim. Monglond V, 1438. Pritzel 6392. OCLC 36985285. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sacripant by Rockingham. The property of The Honble. J W Coventry, beating Mr Whaley's Tuneful & Mr. Ladbroke's Chuckle, over Epsom Odds at starting 10 to 1 against Sacripant after the Start, 2 to 1 on him, Sacripant was rode by Mr Samuel Barnard, Tuneful by Mr W Cliff & Chuckle by Mr Dennis Fitzpatrick

      London: Harding, 1 March 18 ??? (circa 1802, see watermark). Aquatint, coloured by hand, on laid paper (watermark '1802') (Publication line at foot of plate shaved with slight loss, some expertly repaired tears to margins). 16 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches. 19 3/4 x 25 inches. An anonymous work of quality. Unusually, the present work does not include either the artist responsible for the original or the engraver who worked on the plate. The publication line is very faint: sometimes an indication of a later issue, but the early watermark does not support this. None of the standard reference works include either this print or mention of the horse Sacripant. This suggests that this image is rare, and the absence of names allied with the early watermark may indicate some sort of proof issue.

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        Voyage au Sénégal, ou mémoires historiques, philosophiques et politiques sur les découvertes, les établissemens et le commerce des Européens dans les mers de l'Océan Atlantique, depuis le Cap-Blanc jusqu'à la rivière de Serre-Lionne inclusivement ; suivis de la relation d'un voyage par terre de l'île Saint-Louis à Galam, et du texte arabe de trois traités de commerce faits par l'auteur avec les princes de pays. [Voyage to Senegal]

      Paris: H. Agasse, 1802 Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. 2nd Edition. Paris: Chez H. Agasse, An X, [1802]. Second Edition. 2 vols Octavo text & Quarto Atlas. lvi, 359, [1]; 383, [1]; 67 pp. Atlas with a copper engraved portrait frontispiece, forty-three numbered engraved plates, including sixteen folding maps. Handsome period brown gilt tooled mottled full (text) & half (atlas) calf. Atlas with marbled boards. One text volume rebacked, otherwise a very good set. In 1785 Durand was appointed head of the Third Company of Senegal on the Isle of St. Louis where he was a director between 1785-86. He then made a trip to Galam and concluded several treaties with the Moors, to promote the gum trade. "A Voyage to Senegal" was inspired by the works of Father Labat and other writers, and includes a description of the journey of Mr. Rubault, who went to Galam and much information on the history, trade and commerce of the western African coast from Cape Blanc to the Sierra Leone River, which was the heart of the African slave trade in the 18th century. The work contains a very detailed map of the region and also engravings of local life, fauna and flora. "During the eighteenth century the factories and settlements on the coast of Senegal had changed hands several times between the British and the French. The island of Goree had been returned to the French in 1763 at the conclusion of the Seven Years War, and 1779 Louis Philippe Rigaud, marquis de Vaudreuil, had recovered Saint Louis" (Howgego 1800-1850, W23); Wikipedia..

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      London. 1802.. Aquatint engraving, approximately 15 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches. Top margin slightly ragged, with slight paper loss not affecting image, else a handsome copy with contemporary color. This view is one of a series of four views executed by the British artist, Alexander Robertson, during his visit to the United States in 1798, engraved in London by Francis Jukes. The other views show the Hudson, New York, and Mount Vernon. Deák notes that Passaic Falls was "one of the major natural wonders in America that beckoned early artists" and praises the view, which shows a lone fisherman in the foreground, dwarfed by the vertical walls of stone next to the falls, with the rushing torrent in the background. One of the earliest New Jersey views. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 225.

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        Passaic Falls in the State of New Jersey

      London: "... by F. Jukes No. 10 Howland Street and by A. Robertson Columbian Academy Liberty Street New York", 1802. Hand finished colour aquatint engraved by Francis Jukes. 16 x 22 3/8 inches. Lovely colour aquatint view of Passaic Falls in New Jersey by a noted British artist: one of the earliest views in New Jersey. This view is one of a series of four views executed by the British artist Alexander Robertson during his visit to the United States in 1798, each engraved in London by Francis Jukes. Deák notes that Passaic Falls was "one of the major natural wonders in America that beckoned early artists" and praises the view, which shows a lone fisherman in the foreground, dwarfed by the vertical walls of stone next to the falls, with the rushing torrent in the background. Deak, Picturing America 225; Stokes & Haskell, American Historical Prints E-19

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