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

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

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        View of London, with the Improvement of its Port

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

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

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

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

      Paris: Imprimerie de Didot jeune, 1802-16. Stipple engraving, printed in colour and finished by hand, engraved by de Gouy. 20 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre Italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually to Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's "functional" understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Liliacées from which this work comes. Les Liliacées is one of two Redouté masterworks, the other being Les Roses. These works demonstrate the appropriateness of the accolade "Raphael of Flowers", for one is constantly impressed by the exquisite compositional sense and clarity of vision. More than with any other painter, one sees in Redouté's flowers living, breathing beings at their most beautiful moment. Cf. Nissen BBI 1597; cf.Great Flower Books (1990), p 128; cf. Dunthorne p 231; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747; cf. MacPhaeil, Redouteana, 10.

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        BILL Of ENTRY BROADSIDE. "LONDON IMPORTED, March 22 - 26, 1802. No. 60. - No. 63"

      [London]:: Diggers, Printer, St. Ann's - Lane.. 1802.. ~ 36.5 cm x 26 cm. 4 single sheet broadsides, printed recto only.. Light extremity wear. Faint horizontal fold line. Short ink annotation on verso, dated 1809.. Overall, a VG+ lot of very scarce early 19th C. customs documents.. The broadside reports the maritime commerce of the day in 5 primary categories: "London Imported, March 22, 1802" with locations, company & good received (e.g., "New York Wm Rowlett and Co. 7000lb tobacco ... 10000lb cotton"); "Ships Entered Inwards" naming the ship, captain & port (e.g., Sophia, J. Smith ... Rouen); "Goods Exported, March 22" listing destination, company & goods (e.g., "Virginia Smith and Son certain cotton & silk hose at l300"); "Goods Exported by Certificate." listing destination, company & goods (e.g., "Quebec Fellows and Co 71c linen, 400l thread, 3160l pepper, 1529 tomals[?]"); and "Ships Cleared Outwards" showing ship, captain & destination (e.g., Juliana, R. Branch .... New York"). & & A concluding note advises "Such GENTLEMEN as are desirous of taking the BILL OF ENTRY, are desired to apply to Mr. R. Seymour or Mr. P. Wick, in the Long Room at the Custom House."

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        (Map / Chart of New England- USA): Carte De La Partie Septentrionale Des Etats_Unis

      Paris: Tardieu, 1802. VG+, b&w as issued. Scarce, detailed, with entire New England coastline from Delaware northward to Pasamaquody Bay, and streching westward to the eastern halves of Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Includes listings for Great and Little Egg Harbor, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod. A very handsome map with numerous waterway and topographical details, with place names of all major cities of the times, on excellent paper . The Tardieu's were a family of mapmakers from the mid-18th to early 19th century. Left margin a bit close. Measuring 14x19.75 inches (36x50cm). .

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        Girl and Pigs

      London: J. & J. Boydell, 1 May 1802. Stipple engraving, printed in colours, with touches of hand-colouring, by Ogborne & Gaugain. 9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches. 12 x 14 1/4 inches approx. Gold leaf frame. A charmingly observed rural scene, largely colour-printed. A fine example of a stipple- engraved coloured print based on one of Westall's charming watercolours. Westall was at his best in watercolour, and was the leader of a reform in figure-painting in this medium... The brilliancy of his colouring was considered novel and astonishing in his own day... A large number of Westall's rustic subjects were engraved, such as Rural Contemplation and Rural Music, by T. Gaugain, 1801; The Sad Story and The Woodcutter and Cowboy, by John Ogborne, 1802; A Storm in Harvest, 1802; and Reapers, 1805, by Robert Mitchell Meadows. (DNB). During the early days of the Romantic era, there was a great upsurge of interest in rural life, both in France and England. This was largely a middle class idealization due to its loss of contact with the natural world, and it has become a recurrent theme ever since. The little girl pouring water for the pigs is not at all offended by her menial task, she is enjoying her role in providing nourishment of the obviously eager pigs; and in her white and red clothing and pink cheeks, she looks rather cherubic.

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      Leipzig Industrie-Comptoir 1802-1817. Louise von Wangenheim. Relié, demi-toile rouge à l'impression dorée et vignette de titre sur le dos, 260 x 330mm., pages ne sont pas numérotées, illustré de 40/60 ( 60 = total du 12 volumes ) gravures, colorées à main. Les volumes 1-8 d'une série de 12. Traduit de l'Allemand par M. de Lahitte. Chaque volume consiste de 12 pages de texte et 5 gravures en couleurs. Très rare! Le plupart des antiquariats n'a jamais réussi de trouver l'édition complèt.

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