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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.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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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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        MANUSCRITO - SÉC. XVIII - XIX. - CASTRO E MENEZES, Luís da Cunha. MATEMÁTICA. MECÂNICA.

      - 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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        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: 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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        THE WORKS OF THE REV. JOHN WITHERSPOON

      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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        PASSAIC FALLS IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY

      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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        Arithmétique universelle de Newton, traduite du Latin en français; avec des notes explicatives, par Noel Beaudeux

      Paris, Bernard, An X, 1802. Two volumes in two. 4to. xxiv, 252; 257 pp., 14 engraved folding plates (11 in volume I, three in volume II). Contemporary uniform full calf with gilt tooled borders and gilt stamp of the "Prix du Concours général de l'Academie de Paris" on both volumes. Spines with gilt floral vignettes and titles, floral dentelles, marbled flyleaves and gilt edges.* "Il serait superflu de vanter le mérite d'un Ouvrage de Mathématiques sorti des mains du Grand Newton" (Prelim. p. i). Rare first French edition of his "Arithmetica Universalis" published originally in 1707 by his assistent William Whiston and based on his algebraic lectures given at Cambridge during the years 1673-1683. In a beautiful binding with some minor expert repairs on two sides only. Small paper restoration on the title and first 12 pp. of volume 1 and some faint brown spots. Overall a very good copy. Brunet IV, 49.

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        [Hob. XXI:3]. Die Jahreszeiten nach Thomson... Partitur... Originalausgabe. [Full score]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Haertel. [1802]. Two volumes. Folio. Full contemporary dark grey textured paper boards. Part I: 1f. (printed title to Part I with "Personen" to verso), 251, [i] (blank); Part II: 1f. (fine decorative engraved title by Böhm after Kininger), [iii]-vi list of subscribers, [i] (printed title to Part II), 252-496 pp. In custom-made half dark blue morocco clamshell case with marbled boards, gilt rules and titling to spine. & & With occasional early performance markings in dark red crayon, with some in pencil and ink, throughout, including indications of instrumentation, dynamics, corrections to notation, the addition of accidentals, and annotations. Bindings worn, rubbed and bumped; lacking endpapers. Slightly worn, browned and foxed internally; occasional small stains. Part I with small rectangular stamp of previous owner (H.W. Stolze) to lower right corner; final signatures separating; inner margin of title and several other leaves of Part II reinforced at gutter. Engraved title and list of subscribers bound in Part II. . First Edition (issue with text in both German and French). Hoboken XXI:3. Hoboken Katalog Vol. 9 1412. Hirsch IV 795.& & This second collaboration between Haydn and the librettist Gottfried von Swieten was based on the poem by James Thomson (1700-1748) published in 1730. The work was first performed on April 24, 1801 in a private première at the Schwarzenberg Palace in Vienna; the first public production took place on May 19, 1801. & & "Although the initial reception of The Seasons was favourable – Haydn wrote to Clementi that it had enjoyed ‘unanimous approval’ and that ‘many prefer it to The Creation, because of its greater variety’ – critical opinion soon became mixed, owing in part to its perceived ‘lower’ subject, in part to a growing aesthetic resistance to its many pictorialisms. Haydn himself contributed to both strands of criticism: he supposedly said to Francis II, ‘In The Creation angels speak and tell of God, but in The Seasons only Simon speaks’ (Dies); and he indiscreetly criticized Swieten’s croaking frogs (‘Frenchified trash’) and the absurdity of a choral hymn to toil (Fleiss). Nonetheless he maintained that it would join The Creation in assuring his lasting fame. For the publication he took the path of lesser resistance, selling the rights to Breitkopf & Härtel." James Webster and Georg Feder in Grove online

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        [UNE FOLIE, opera en deux actes]

      [Bonn]: [Simrock], [1802-04]. Assumed first edition. Bottom page markings: 383 (center), V.S. (right corner most pages)...Volti Subito. Contemporary black cloth, gilt stamped topboard. Oblong 4to (23x32cm). pp. 9-107. Very Good. Hinge open with several flat folds to pages. Operatic score, twelve (12) pieces, lacking title page and overture. The comic opera in two acts premiered 5 April 1802 in Paris at The Theatre Feydeau. Libretto by Jean-Nicholas Bouilly (1763-1842) with French and German text. Copy of Madame La Marquise de Nadaillac (Escars, Rosalie de Rancher, marquise de Nadaillac, duchesse d' 1761-1842) in gilt on topboard..

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        AN ACCOUNT OF A GEOGRAPHICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION TO THE NORTHERN PARTS OF RUSSIA, For Ascertaining the Degrees of Latitude and Longitude of the Mouth of the River Kovima; of the Whole Coast of the Tshutski, to East Cape; and of the Islands in the Eastern Ocean, Stretching to the American Coast. Performed, by Command of Her Imperial Majesty Catherine The Second, Empress of all Russias, by Commodore Joseph Billings, In the Years 1785, &c. to 1794

      London:: A. Strahan for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davis,, 1802. First Edition. Very Good++. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing in half leather binding and marbled paper-covered boards, rebacked with original spine laid down. Raised bands spine, gilt lettering spine. Marbled edges. No half title page. Folding engraved map by Aaron Arrowsmith and 14 etched and engraved plates. Mild scuffs spine and covers, cover edge wear. Scattered foxing. Sm. 4to. Errata Slip, 332, 58 pp. (Appendix; Vocabularies).

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        The Federalist, on the New Constitution. By Publius. Written in 1788. To which is added, Pacificus, on the Proclamation of Neutrality. Written in 1793. Likewise, The Federal Constitution, with all the Amendments. Volume II

      New=York: George F. Hopkins, 1802. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. v,(1),(2),351,(1)pp. "Revised and Corrected", the first printing after the original edition of 1788, and the last edition issued during Hamilton's life. Contemporary full sheep binding, spine tooled in blind, red leather lettering label. Hinges neatly mended, label chipped top and bottom, light marginal stain to last half of text block but a very good copy in original binding. Howes H114. Sabin 23981. Printing and the Mind of Man, 234. This second edition was edited by George F. Hopkins with revisions while supposedly not by Hamilton yet had his approval. It appeared in December, 1802. This second edition was the first to identify the authors as Hamilton, Madison and Jay. Volume 2 only, of 2.

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        Charte über die saemtlichen zum Westphaelischen Kreis gehörige (!) Laender. Teilkolor. Kupferstichkarte von Güsselfeld bei Homann Erben. Nürnberg, 1802. 53 x 48 cm.,

      1802 - Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Glückstadt und Mainz sowie zwischen Rotterdam und Hannover.- Links oben Titelkartusche, unten rechts Legende.- Breitrandig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Ixia Tricolor / Ixia Tricolore [Harlequin Flower] [Pl. 129]

      Paris: Imprimerie de Didot jeune, 1802-16. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Langlois. 20 1/4 x 13 3/8 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 "functional" understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Liliacées from which this work comes. Les Liliacées is one of two Redouté masterworks, the other being Les Roses. These works demonstrate the appropriateness of the accolade "Raphael of Flowers", for one is constantly impressed by the exquisite compositional sense and clarity of vision. More than with any other painter, one sees in Redouté's flowers living, breathing beings at their most beautiful moment. Cf. Nissen BBI 1597; cf.Great Flower Books (1990), p 128; cf. Dunthorne p 231; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747; cf. MacPhaeil, Redouteana, 10.

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        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. Appointed to be read in Church

      London: Published for John Reeves; sold by George and William Nicol, 1802., 1802. 10 volumes bound as 9; large 8vo. (24 x 31 cm). Contemporary full black morocco with gilt bands and gilt titles to flat backs, gilt rule to boards, all edges gilt, marbled end papers with gilt dentelle. From the library of William Cavendish, Duke of Portland, British Prime Minister 1807-1809, with a crowned 'P' stamped in gilt to first compartment of spines and Welbeck Abbey bookplate to paste down of each volume. A very attractive set of complete and fully annotated Bible, just a little rubbed. 'In the Preface Reeves explains his design 'to put to the press an edition of the Bible in separate volumes, that would make a manual commodious for perusal, like the editions of our best English books.' The text is a careful reprint of Blayney's Bible of 1769 with certain changes. It is here printed in paragraphs, and divided into sections, though the chapter-and-verse numbers are retained, and 'metre' is distinguished from 'Prose'... Besides Reeves' Dedication to the King and Preface, the preliminary matter includes the Translator's Preface, chronological Index, Tables, etc. With Apocrypha. The Prayer Book version of the Psalms is printed side by side with King James's Version. A full page contains 39 lines. Issued apparently in 10 volumes...'. This set has the Prefaces and Notes bound in vol.VIII. Darlow and Moule, 985, p. 316.

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        Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, in the Years 1793 and 1794

      London: Printed by A. Strahan for T.N. Longman, O. Rees and Others, 1802. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A complete two volume set uniformly bound in original or near contemporary full diced calf rebacked bindings both with gilt lettered crimson leather title pieces to spines; boards scuffed and marked, joints worn and rubbed; both bindings however still in very good condition, holding very well with no splits or cracks; contents equally sound and firm with no loose pages, just a very neat previous owner copperplate signature to each volume, but not showing any other pen-marks or inscriptions; all plates and maps present and in very good order with some offsetting to text, occasional spots to a few, and maps showing only some old feint marginal tide marks to the upper left corner (not affecting any of the maps themselves); also, this set not from a library and so no such stamps or labels; size: 4to (270mm x 225mm); collation: pp. xxiii (including title), 552; xxx (including title), 523, with a total of 52 plates (some folding and mostly hand-coloured) and 3 folding maps; also includes 28 vignettes (mostly hand-coloured) within text. A very good set.

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

      London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1802. Three volumes. Rebacked with tan spine labels. Covers with blind-stamped border fillets and wave and dot design. New endpapers. Bound with half-titles. Light foxing of preliminaries. Text is crisp and clean throughout. Flaws: Volume 1- page 166 printed as 156, p.257 1" closed tear upper gutter, p.265 1" closed tear fore-edge, p.327 paper defect at page number, no number p.326; Volume 2 no flaws; Volume 3-p.68 printed as 98, p.247 3 1/2" tear with archival tape repair, pp.335-337 paper defects, p.448 printed as 360. A later edition of this classic work in political economics, first published in 1776. 499, 518 + appendix, 465 + index. Uniformly bound with our copy of Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments".. Tenth Edition. Full Smooth Contemporary Calf. Light Edge Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        Memoirs Of The American Revolution, so far as it Related to The States Of North and South Carolina, and Georgia, Compiled from the Most Authentic Materials, The Author’s Personal Knowledge of the Various Events, and Including an Epistolary Correspondence on Public Affairs, with Civil and Military Officers, at That Period

      New York: Printed by David Longworth, 1802. First edition. Slight rubbing of edges and covers, endpapers and a few leaves a little browned, else fine. Octavo.

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        Physisk og Oekonomisk Beskrivelse over Øen Lesøe, beliggende i Categat under Hiøring Amt i Aalborg Stift.

      Kbhvn. 1802. Med titelvignet visende et kort over øen og 2 foldede kobberstukne plancher visende kirken, et beboelseshus samt fiskernes fangstredskaber. (14)+282 s. Indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder. Bindet smukt rep.. Ekspl. har tilhørt historikeren Troels Lund. Bibl. Dan. II,712

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        SONGS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT

      Edinburgh: Printed by Mundell & Son, 1802.. 24pp. Small octavo. Sewn into somewhat later plain wrappers. A few minor corner nicks, wrappers split at spine, trivial foxing, otherwise a near fine copy. First edition, first printing, of the first separate publication by the son of the biographer. In addition to Alexander's original verse and adaptations, which the DNB describes as "very graphic, full of Scotch humour, but coarse at times," the collection prints for the first time James Boswell's poem, "Song to an Irish Air." This edition is quite rare, and the collection is most commonly known through the 1803 second edition, published under the imprint of Manners & Miller, paginated at 34pp. Pottle treats James Boswell's appearance based on the 1803 edition, noting that edition "seems to be very scarce. I have met with only one copy, that in the New York Public Library." An OCLC search records eight copies of the 1803 second edition, but locates no copies of this edition. However, there is a copy at Yale, and we note one copy at auction in recent years: Sotheby's, Sept 28, 1979, lot 374, £1,400 ($3066.00), to Quaritch. POTTLE (POSTHUMOUS PUBLICATIONS) 3 (1803 edition). NCBEL III:368. TINKER 296 (1803 edition bound with other, later publications).

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        Skizzen in Kupfern. Ein periodisch erscheinendes Bilderbuch geographisch-historisch artistisch-öconomischen Inhaltes

      Wien, Reillyscher Verschleiß-Komtori 1802-1804.. Bde. 2 - 6 (v. 6). gr.-8°. S. 417-834; 840; 832 S. Mit je 1 gest. Tit.. u. 254 großteils kolor. Kupfertaf. Es fehlen 2 Kupfertaf. (Nr. 65 in Bd. 2: Baler, ein Sohn Odins u. Nr. 71 in Bd. 6: Dt. Stadtansicht?). HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Ecken berieb. Exlibris. Ecken berieb. Einige Textbll. in Bd. 6 m. leichten Randläsuren. Die größtenteils fein kolorierten Taf, zeigen Karten, Pläne (Prag), Tiere (Hunde, Fische, Insekten, Vögel, Giraffen, Nashorn, Elefant, Känguruh, Wale), Pflanzen (Kaffee, Zuckerrohr, Pilze, Kakteen, Tabak, Vanille), Portraits (J. Haydn, Mozart), Schiffe etc.

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        The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-book in Four Parts

      London: T. Bensley, 1802. Third edition. Hardcover. The Third Edition, Revised. This is the revised and expanded edition of this monumental work, the edition that was subsequently reprinted by numerous publishers. Profusely illustrated with frontispiece engraving and 61 copper-engraved plates including a plan for furnishing and decorating an entire room. Bound together in this edition is the ‘Appendix’, containing an additional 40 copper-engraved plates, and ‘An Accompaniment’, containing an additional 14 copper-engraved plates. A list of subscribers follows. These plates, many of them folding, show furniture designs, Greek columns, studies of perspective, and detailed drawings for embellishments to furniture and rooms. Handsomely rebound in golden brown full calf with gilt decoration. Surprisingly little foxing. Pages not trimmed. Very scarce in any condition, this copy is remarkably well preserved. Detailed digital images available upon request.

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        Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border;

      London - T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1802 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Kelso first edition of Scott's first major work, published anonymously. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border is a collection of Border ballads compiled by Walter Scott. The Minstrelsy sold well on both sides of the border, and the first edition was exhausted in six months. German, Danish, and Swedish translations followed, and North American editions gave Scott his first taste of transatlantic fame. (WS)Frontispiece to volume I. Complete in two volumes (the third additional volume was published in 1803)Condition: Rebound in calf. Externally, generally smart, though with some marks and slight sunning. Rubbing to the extremities also. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscriptions to endpapers. Pages are generally clean, though with some scattered spotting throughout, and handling marks to the first few pages of volume I. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Arabian Nights

      sp; - London - William Miller, 1802 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A collection of tales from the Arabian Nights, translated by Reverend Edward Forster. First edition thus. Forster's first venture was an edition of Jarvis's translation of Don Quixote, 4 vols. 8vo, 1801, with a new translation of the Spanish poetry, a new life of Cervantes, and new engravings. Having been successful in this, he published some works of less importance, while he was preparing for the press a new translation, from the French of Antoine Galland, of the Arabian Nights, 5 vols. 4to, London, 1802, with twenty-four engravings from pictures by Robert Smirke, R. A. The Arabian Nights was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, South Asia and North Africa. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature. In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazar Afsan which in turn relied partly on Indian elements. Withnineengravings from pictures by Robert Smirke (counted, no collation available). Complete in five volumes. Condition: Rebound in amateur morocco bindings. Externally, generally smart, though with some marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly browned, with some scattered foxing and handling marks. Overall: GOOD..

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        Karte von Deutschland, Italien und der Europaeschen Türckey nebst einem grossen Theil des Mittellaendschen Meeres und dessen Africanschen Küste. Unter Aegypten, Klein Asien. Die Königreiche Ungarn

      Grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Carl Jäck nach Daniel Gottlob Reymann 1802. 78.3x122 cm. Maßstab ca. 1 : 2.300.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. I, 441 vgl. - Aus 12 Blättern von je ca. 30 x 26 cm Größe zusammengesetzt ergibt diese Karte die südliche Hälfte der aus 24 Sektionen bestehenden Gesamtkarte. Sie zeigt den östlichen Mittelmeerraum mit Italien, Korsika, Sardinien, Sizilien, Kroatien, Bosnien, Montenegro, Albanien, Bulgarien, Teile von Rumänien, Griechenland mit der Ägäis und Zypern, Türkei, Libanon und Teile von Israel, Nordägypten, die nordafrikanische Küste von Libyen und Tunesien. Begrenzt wird sie durch Avignon, Mantua, Donaudelta, Krim, Damaskus, Kairo und Annaba / Algerien. In 24 Segmenten auf Leinen montiert, bis zur Einfasungslinie beschnitten. Unten rechts 2 Segmente etwas gebräunt. Unten links Stempel "R" in einem Kreis, auf der Rückseite Stempel gekröntes A = Paul Friedrich August Großherzog von Oldenburg (1829-1853). Dekorative großformatige Wandkarte.

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        Travels in Spain in 1797 and 1798 / By Frederick Augustus Fischer [or rather Christian August Fischer]. With an appendix on travelling in that country. Translated from the German

      Published: London : Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, for T.N. Longman and O.Rees, Paternoster-Row, 1802. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: xv,[1],405,[1]p. ; 8vo. Subject: Spain - Description and travel. Translation of Reisen von Amsterdam uber Madrid und Cadiz nach Genua. Notes: In the form of letters. The translator's preface is signed 'T'. Publisher's advertisements on the last page of the preliminaries. Very good copy in the half aniline calf over marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-cased with the original gilt-blocked label laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes. Ouvrage faisant suite aux oeuvres de Buffon, et partie du cours complet d'histoire naturelle rédigé par C. S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Familles naturelles des genres. Tomes 1-14 (complete)

      Paris, F. Dufart, An X-XIII (1802-1805). 14 parts in 14 (complete). 8vo. Over 5,000 pp., 112 finely engraved and finely hand-coloured plates, 14 folding charts. Later uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with printed label.* Massive work by one of the most important entomologists of the 19th century. The work is very important to the taxonomy of the higher Arthropoda, in particular crabs, shrimps, and Insecta, and is in fact a cornerstone in entomological taxonomy. Latreille's goal was to arrange the genera by taking numerous characters into consideration; his system was based essentially upon a combination of the characters that Linnaeus and Fabricius had employed. Boards with some, mainly minor rubbing. The plates are generally very clean and bright. A very good, unmarked complete and decently bound set. Horn-Schenkling, 12825; Junk Rara, p. 30; Nissen ZBI, 2388.

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        DESCRIPTION D'UNE OREILLE DE CHARRUE, OFFRANT LE MOINS DE RESISTANCE POSSIBLE, ET DONT L'EXECUTION EST AUSSI FACILE QUE CERTAINE. [Contained in:] ANNALES DU MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE. Quatrieme cahier

      Paris. 1802.. pp.322-331 plus plate. Original blue printed paper wrappers. A few chips to spine. Minor soiling. Light dampstaining to inner upper corner of each plate. Very good. Untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case. Thomas Jefferson's article on the design of his moldboard plow, one of his most important and enduring contributions to agricultural technology. First published in 1799 in the TRANSACTIONS of the American Philosophical Society, the article was reprinted in this French publication in 1802. The accompanying plate shows the illustration of figures for constructing the plow. Jefferson, who had an abiding interest in the technological improvement of farming and agriculture, determined to build a plow that would glide through the earth with as little resistance as possible. He built his first moldboard plow in 1794, and after several years of use, was convinced of its ease of use and construction, resulting in this article. Its publication here, during his presidency, illustrates Jefferson's ongoing ties to France stemming from his service as U.S. ambassador.

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        Manuscript indenture and bond for a parcel of land in Ohio

      5 June New York: 5 June, 1802-08. Unbound. Very Good/Land agreement between Alexander Hamilton and John Bard on the one hand, and Nathaniel Pendleton on the other, for a parcel of 20,000 acres in Ohio originally granted to Pendleton by George Washington. The indenture, dated 30 April 1803, states the location of the parcels (northeast of Cincinnati, in Clinton County, Ohio), and the conveyance of them from Pendleton to Hamilton and Bard for the sum of one dollar. That section is signed by Pendleton and witnessed by William Alexander Duer and William Ogden. The second part of the indenture, dated 4 March of an indeterminate year, releases the land back to Pendleton on the part of Hamilton's and Bard's heirs, James A. Hamilton, and his partners John B. Church and Nicholas Fish, as the transaction was in the first place a surety against a $12,000 bond made between Pendleton, Hamilton and Bard in 1802. The bond, paid and canceled, is attached. The 1802 bond is signed by Hamilton, Bard and Pendleton, as well as William and John E. Le Conte. The entire ensemble is sealed and docketed 20 March 1807 and signed then by Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, and by James and John Hamilton. John Bard (d. 1803) was the son of John Bard, George Washington's physician and founder of the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons. Nathaniel Pendleton (1756-1821) had been Attorney General for the State of Georgia and, later, Federal Judge there before relocating to Hyde Park in Duchess County, New York. He was Hamilton's "second" at the fatal duel with Aaron Burr. Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (1757-1854) was a notable philanthropist in the years after her husband's death. William Alexander Duer (1780-1858), here a young lawyer apprenticed to Nathaniel Pendleton, was the son of William Duer and grandson of Major General William Alexander. He supported Burr for Governor of New York in 1804, and he went on to a distinguished career in New York State politics, eventually becoming president of Columbia College. Distinguished Revolutionary Warrior Nicholas Fish (1758-1833) had been Hamilton's second in command, and was later executor of Hamilton's will. . Folio (205 x 328 mm); 6 pages. Indenture consisting of four pages with scalloped top edge; bond pasted in with sealing wax. Blind tax stamps; bond's wax seals canceled. Some stains, but excellent overall. Signatories in various parts of the document include Hamilton, Bard, Pendleton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, William Alexander Duer, James A. Hamilton, Nicholas Fish, John C. Hamilton, John E. Le Conte, and others.

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        The Bardic Museum, of Primitive British Literature; and Other Admirable Rarities

      London: Printed for the Author, 1802. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. 4to. xx,112pp. Contemporary half leather, marbled paper boards; spine tooled in gilt into 6 compartments, with floral tools and Celtic harps. Full page, hand colored engraved frontispiece by Rowlandson showing a bard and his harp on a mountainside surrounded by local listeners. Pp. 61-112 consist in full page engraved plates of bardic music. This volume comprises the Second Volume of the 'Musical, Poetical, and Historical Relicks of The Welsh Bards and Druids'. Text includes Bardic Triads, Taliesin's Creed, British Proverbs and a Dialogue between Arthur and Guinevere among many other collected relics. A contemporary hand has altered the date and place of publication. Light rubbing and edgewear, armorial bookplate, else a very good copy of a landmark study. Preceeded by 'Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards' in 1784 (enlarged in 1794), and followed by 'Hen Ganiadau Cymru' in 1820. The three volumes collect 209 bardic melodies, most of them Welsh.

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        The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, written in favour of the new Constitution, as agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787

      New York: Printed and sold by George F. Hopkins, 1802. 2 volumes, 8vo. (8 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches). viii,317,[1] pp. [with two pages numbered 167 and two pages numbered 168, as noted on the errata on verso of the vol I terminal text leaf, and with pp. 263-270 repeated]; v, [1], 351, [1] pp., with publisher's ad leaf bound following the Table of Contents and a printing of the Constitution and Bill of Rights on pp. 335-351. Expertly bound to style in period tree calf, covers bordered with a gilt fillet, flat spine in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. Rare second edition of the most important work of American political thought ever written and according to Thomas Jefferson "the best commentary on the principles of government" - the first edition to identify Hamilton, Jay and Madison as the authors. The Federalist comprises the collected printing of the eighty-five seminal essays written in defense of the newly-drafted Constitution. The essays were first issued individually by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay in New York newspapers under the pseudonym Publius to garner support for the ratification of the Constitution. This first collected edition was published in early 1788: volume I published in March, contains the first 36 numbers, volume II published in May, includes the remaining 49, together with the text of the Constitution. Upon its publication, George Washington noted to Alexander Hamilton that the work "will merit the Notice of Posterity; because in it are candidly and ably discussed the principles of freedom and the topics of government, which will always be interesting to mankind" (George Washington, letter to Hamilton, 28 August 1788). The genesis of this "classic exposition of the principles of republican government" (R.B. Bernstein, Are We to be a Nation? The Making of the Constitution, 1987, p.242) is to be found in the "great national discussion" which took place about the ratification of the Constitution, and the necessity of answering the salvos in print from the Anti- Federalists and other opponents of a strong Federal government. The original plan was for James Madison and John Jay to help Hamilton write a series of essays explaining the merits of their system, whilst also rebutting the arguments of its detractors. "Hamilton wrote the first piece in October 1787 on a sloop returning from Albany...he finished many pieces while the printer waited in a hall for the completed copy" (R. Brookhiser, Alexander Hamilton: American, 1999, pp.68-69). In the end, well over half of the 85 essays were written by Hamilton. Despite the intense time pressures under which the series was written "what began as a propaganda tract, aimed only at winning the election for delegates to New York's state ratifying convention, evolved into the classic commentary upon the American Federal system" (F. McDonald, Alexander Hamilton: A Biography, p.107). Styled the "revised and corrected" edition on the title, with additions to the first edition of 1788, Ford attributes editorship of this second edition to John Wells, though Sabin attributes it to William Coleman, noting it as "the last issued during Hamilton's life." The second edition is notable for the addition of the federal constitution and the first eleven amendments, and a series of articles written by Hamilton under the pseudonym "Pacificus," defending Washington's "Neutrality Proclamation" of 1793 regarding the Anglo-French war. It is arguably the most complete edition, and the only other English language edition issued in Hamilton's lifetime. Significantly, it identifies Hamilton, Jay, and Madison as the authors, but does not specify who wrote which essays; "it was at first intended to mark the numbers distinctly which were written by each; but considerations have since occurred which would perhaps render this measure improper." Clearly issued by Hamilton partisans, the preface implies that virtually all of it was Hamilton's work, and the republication of the Pacificus essays (written in opposition to Madison) confirms the Hamiltonian slant. The Federalist is without question the most important commentary on the Constitution, the most significant American contribution to political theory and among the most important of all American books. Ford 21; Howes H114, "aa." Cohen 2818; Sabin 23981; DAB VIII, pp.188-89 (for James Hamilton); Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton (New York, 2004), p.203 and passim.

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        Voyage en Islande, fait par ordre de S.M. Danoise, contenant des observations sur les moeurs et les usafes des Habitants; une description des Lacs, Rivières, Glaciers, Sources Chaudes et Volcans, des diverses espèces de Terre, Pierres, Fossiles, et Pétrifications; des animaux, Poissons, et Insects, etc., 5 text-volumes (bound in 3) + 1 atlas volume, complete

      Paris and Strasbourg: Chez les frères Levrault, 1802. First French edition. The text is bright and clean without even a hint of foxing or browning, the outer corners of the text volumes show some light wear, the atlas is bright and clean with just a touch of foxing to the margins of a few plates, slight repair to the title page, light restoration to the head and foot of the spine; a bright and fresh copy in near fine condition.. Pp. text: (iv), iv, 444; iv, 434; (iv), 400; (iv), 451; 419 + atlas: (ii), 60 plates (plate 1 is very large folding map of Iceland, plate 2-60 are full page engraved monochrome plates of birds, mammals, fishes, insects, shells, aquatic invertebrates, minerals, panoramic scenes, costumes, and more. Contemporary quarter-calf, spine is richly decorated in gilt and with red morocco title label, over antique marbled boards, 8vo (20.3 x 12.5 cm) + full marbled tree calf, spine is richly gilt decorated with red morocco and black morocco title labels, front board with red morocco title, antique marbled endpapers and matching marbled page edges, 4to (29.5 x 21.2 cm). This first edition in French, published in 1802, was translated from the original edition in Danish published in 1772. This is the first scientific account of Iceland. Olafson, an Icelandic poet and antiquarian, traveled with Palsson, a Danish land surveyor, at the order of the Danish king. They spent five years, from 1752 to 1757, exploring the country. The plates include 5 costume plates, 17 plates of shells and fish, and 22 plates of birds. This is the earliest account of the avifauna of Iceland (see Anker 379 for French edition and Ripley 214 for Danish edition). There are 8 more plates in this French edition than in the original Danish edition.

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        Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCII, Vol. 92, Part I+II

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer for G. & W. Nicol, 1802 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (273 x 212 mm). vi, [2], 535 [9] pp., 17 engr. plates. Red modern library faux leather, spine with gilt title, library stamp to verso of title; endpapers renewed, some foxing and browning throuout, title and first preliminary with large stain, p.iii torn w/o loss. Offered is the whole volume containing important contributions by William Herschel (Investigation of the Powers of the prismatic Colours to heat and illuminate Objects; Experiments on the Refrangibility of the invisible Rays of the Sun; Experiments on the Solar and on the Terrestrial Rays that occasion Heat), Thomas Young (On the Theory of Light and Colours), William Hyde Wollaston (A method of examining refractive and dispersive Powers, by prismatic Reflection; On the oblique Refraction of Iceland Crystal) and Charles Hatchett (An Analysis of a mineral Substance from North America containing a Metal hitherto unknown). See Dibner 152; PMM 259; Norman 2275; Norman 2276. The Hatchett paper announced the discovery of a new element (Niobium / Columbium). It also contains important works by Edward Howard and Bournon about the origin of meteorites. One of the most important volumes of the Philosophical Transactions..

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        ARABIAN NIGHTS

      London: William Miller, 1802. FIRST THUS. Numerous b/w engravings. Illustrated by Robert Smirke. 385; 432; 405; 461; 474 pp. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green full leather. All edges gilt. 10 gilt ruled raised bands, gilt ruled and tooled in compartments; heads, heels, corners and board edges bumped and worn; spines modertely toned; all but volume iv lacking contrasting numbering label; boards and turn-ins stamped in gilt; former owner?s label to front endpaper; light foxing to endpapers. Interior lightly toned. A handsome set showing moderate wear. Very good-/No jacket issued. (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        Dizionario storico degli autori ebrei e delle loro opere

      Parma: Reale Stamperia [i.e., Bodoni], 1802. First edition. Wrappers. Fine/The principle non-Jewish Hebrew philologist of his time, De Rossi took the essentially progressive step of studying the Hebrew Bible and its rabbinical commentaries as a body of literature. He collected and collated textual variants to biblical passages, and made several important studies of Hebrew typography. Posted at the University of Parma, he developed a relationship with the printer Giambattista Bodoni, and gave Bodoni guidance in designing the very first types of several languages (Coptic, Georgian, Yiddish, Tibetan and others). The Historical Dictionary of Jewish Authors and their Works, printed by Bodoni, compiles a vast objective catalogue of Hebrew literature, with author biographies and minute publications data, which led directly to the later achievements of Leopold Zunz and the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. David Amram wrote (in "The Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy," p. 23) " Giambernardo de Rossi of Parma ... is to be reckoned among those righteous strangers within the gates whom the Jews should hold in affectionate remembrance..... With scholar's care and lover's patience, this noble Christian sought the cradle books of the Hebrew presses, and he has left a lasting memorial..... Octavo (23 cm); 2 volumes, viii, 192; 170, [2] pages. List of author's works at the end of volume 2 present. Unsophisticated copy in publisher's pink marbled wraps, with original paper label on spine. Edges untrimmed. Pages largely unblemished. A bit of sun bleaching to spine, but otherwise a pristine copy as it was issued from the press. Reference: Broooks, 881.

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        Tulipa Gesneriana var. Luteo-rubra / Tulipe des Jardins var. Jaune-rouge [Yellow-red variety Gesner's Tulip] [Pl. 477]

      Paris: Imprimerie de Didot jeune, 1802-16. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by Lemaire. 20 3/8 x 13 3/8 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 "functional" understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Liliacées from which this work comes. Les Liliacées is one of two Redouté masterworks, the other being Les Roses. These works demonstrate the appropriateness of the accolade "Raphael of Flowers", for one is constantly impressed by the exquisite compositional sense and clarity of vision. More than with any other painter, one sees in Redouté's flowers living, breathing beings at their most beautiful moment. Cf. Nissen BBI 1597; cf.Great Flower Books (1990), p 128; cf. Dunthorne p 231; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747; cf. MacPhaeil, Redouteana, 10.

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        Influence de l'habitud sur la faculté de penser. Ouvrage qui a remporté le prix sur cette question, proposée par la classe del science morales et politiques de l'Institute national: determiner quelle est l'influence de l'habitude sur la faculté de l'effet que produit sur chacune de nos facultés intellectuelles, la fréquente repetition des mémes operations par P. Maine Biran

      Chez Henrichs, rue de la Loi, n° 1231 XI (1802) in 16°, pergamena, pp. XII-402. Opera prima. Prima edizione. Titoli in oro al dorso, gora d'acqua alle ultime 20 pp. Mancanza di pergamena alle unghie.

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